Reflection: NGO Health and Disability Sector National Forum by Adrian Te Patu

At the Ministry of Health sponsored NGO Health and Disability Sector National Forum in Wellington last week, Health Minister Dr David Clark offered the two hundred health and disability sector leaders hope by giving insight to his health priorities.

He stated his clear intention to strengthen public health services delivery, especially from DHB’s and other crown entities. The flow on effect would be a return to public health investment that had suffered from comparative disinvestment in the last nine years.

Reflection : Whānau Ora, Mokopuna Ora by Momi Tolentino

If I had to pick one word to describe my experience in Palmy, I would choose the word inspiring. I was so grateful to be in a room full of people who are looking after the wellbeing of our past, present, and future generations through their different mahi. The mātauranga shared at this particular conference resonated so well with not only myself, but, I believe, the whole SUDI team that attended. 

Reflection: The Centre of Addiction Research Symposium by Elizabeth Strickett

Kaimahi from Hapai te Hauora had the opportunity last week to attend the Addiction symposium held at Auckland University. This was an opportunity to provide a forum for addiction researchers from all disciplines to meet and share their work, and discuss issues of common interest to addiction researchers.