Health promotion across Aotearoa is changing. Siu Ki Moana – the Pacific Health Promotion Action Plan presents an opportunity to direct what health promotion means for Pacific peoples through a future focused, action plan designed by Pacific, for Pacific.
The Pacific Health Promotion Action Plan 2022 was launched in August 2022. It is a gift for the future health system. It is a map to achieve equity for Pacific communities in health promotion. At its heart is the knowledge that the future of health promotion for Pacific peoples means bringing things back to the community and the family.
Alongside the launch of Siu Ki Moana, community organisation Mapu Maia launched its Tanoa community grants in partnership with Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand. The grants acknowledge and support grass roots Pasifika communities to keep doing the effective work they do to improve health and wellbeing in ways that resonate with their communities. Find out about Tanoa community grants.
The plan deliberately prioritises young Pacific people. As inheritors of the health system and tomorrow’s parents, they have shared their voices and experiences to lay out the map for how to change the way we work, to shape the system into something we can all be proud of - one that achieves equitable health outcomes for Pacific communities and Aotearoa.