Health Equity: Indigenous wellbeing

Our PwC Hauora (health and wellbeing) practice compares Māori and Pacific definitions of wellbeing with that used by the New Zealand government.

The purpose of our kaupapa was to test assumptions. By comparing the New Zealand’s government's definition of wellbeing with how Māori and Pacific people understand wellbeing, we were able to identify blind-spots and generate insights. We also posed the question of how to measure wellbeing in the context of Treasury’s Living Standards Framework.

Hear from our Māori and Pacific participants
In these videos our Māori and Pacific participants reveal what gives their life purpose, the importance of balance, and what is meaningful to them

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Defining wellbeing

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Measuring wellbeing

How PwC can help

As a connector and influencer across health, social systems and the private sector, we can assist organisations with measuring wellbeing and responsiveness to equity issues for Māori and Pacific peoples. 

PwC’s Hauora practice works together with several key government agencies, NGOs, and private organisations on health and wellbeing. Our practice spans policy to implementation and covers health equity, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, investment strategies, operational models, outcome frameworks, commissioning frameworks, models of care, mental health, Pacific wellbeing, digital health, infrastructure, and strategy and policy.  Please contact us for assistance in any of these areas and let's reimagine hauora for Kiwis together. 

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Contact us

Tamati Shepherd-Wipiiti

Tamati Shepherd-Wipiiti

Partner, National Health Practice Leader, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 22 012 0844

Dr Monique  Faleafa

Dr Monique Faleafa

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 27 2135166

Ana Bidois

Ana Bidois

Director, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 242 7795

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