20 Feb

Voices of the Sector – Equity Module at Fifth Avenue

Equity Module at Fifth Avenue Family Practise

Fifth Avenue Family Practice in Tauranga started our Equity journey
four years ago. It began with the formation of our Māori health rōpū –
He Waka Eke Noa (‘We are all in this together’).

The first six months were spent really delving into equity and understanding
the inequities that do exist for our patients. We held a Christmas lunch hui
where we invited our Māori patients aged 65+ (our kaumātua). We listened
to their past experiences and future concerns for themselves and their
whānau. This gave He Waka Eke Noa the confidence to move forward with
support and guidance from our Māori patients.

And so our journey started, and we have gone from strength to strength due
to our genuine understanding of why we have chosen an Equity pathway
as a practice. Our teams have embraced Equity within the practice with respect
and aroha; we’re extremely proud of this.

Posted with permission from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Read the full article in the August 2023 issue of GP Voices >>