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Te Hapai Hauora Award 2018

Published April 8 2018
The Pharmacy Reference Group for the Implementation of the Strategy for Māori Health (PRISM), are pleased to call for applications for the Te Hapai Hauora Award.

PRISM is a voluntary group of stakeholders working together to implement the Māori Health Strategy for the Pharmacy Profession. The member organisations are as follows: Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists Association, The Māori Pharmacists’ Association, Midland Community Pharmacy Group, Pharmacy Guild, Pharmacy Council of New Zealand, The University of Otago School of Pharmacy, The University of Auckland School of Pharmacy, Clinical Advisory Pharmacists Association, Green Cross Health

Te Hapai Hauora Award

This award was established to recognise, showcase and celebrate an individual or pharmacy team that has worked within their community to deliver a range of innovative services or developed expertise to improve the health and wellbeing of Māori. The services may have been co-developed with Māori communities, may be designed to address a particular health need of Māori communities, or may have been endorsed by Māori. The winner will have shown excellence in the provision of pharmacy services to Māori and whānau.

Entry Requirements

Entries should be a maximum length of 10 pages (Arial font, size 12). This maximum length includes any letters of support or endorsement.

The front page should include the following details:

  • Project title
  • Name of entrants
  • Patient population served
  • Contact details (email address and phone number) for corresponding entrant
  • Pharmacy/organisation name (if relevant)
  • A 200 word summary of the project


The application for this award should then detail the following:

  • a detailed description of what the initiative/intervention encompasses, making specific mention as to why you believe it is innovative or what expertise has been developed and how this has informed the pharmacy service.
  • a description of why the initiative or intervention was implemented/ adapted – what was the need identified in conjunction with the whānau/ community
  • a detailed description of the preparation and implementation of the initiative/ intervention – with a focus on providing details about the process of engagement, building relationships, empowerment and positive collaborations with kaumātua and other Māori in the local community and how the service provided is tailored to meet the needs of that local community
  • a focus on a collective impact, provide details on how local tikanga was followed/ used to overcome social and cultural barriers to achieve an acceptable and accessible service to those who most need it. Details of any staff training/ knowledge acquisition/ upskilling undertaken and any barriers to this and the service that needed to be overcome.
  • evidence of the acceptability and/or outcomes of the initiative/ intervention or modifications to an existing service, service user satisfaction/empowerment. Examples of evidence that may be used includes staff views of preparation and service delivery, views of Kaumātua involved in the service design or monitoring, views of Māori who have received the service, the impact on health and/or wellbeing of individuals
  • evidence of continuing commitment to the initiative or intervention – monitoring/improvements/reflection and ongoing collaboration/consultation with members of the local Māori community and whānau.


Judging Criteria

The independent judging panel will consider the following:

  • the approach and principles used to ensure effective engagement with Māori and whānau i.e. tikanga, collective impact or Whānau Ora frameworks
  • the outcomes (health, wellbeing, collaboration, engagement) achieved through the initiative or intervention
  • the sustainability of the initiative or intervention for Māori and whānau
  • the transferability or scalability of the initiative or intervention to other communities across New Zealand
  • any unique or innovative approaches



The Te Hapai Hauora Award 2018 will be presented at one of the 2018 PSNZ Regional Symposia.

The winner will receive:

– a monetary prize

– a registration for one of the PSNZ 2018 Regional Symposia in the location closest to the recipient’s place of residence

– travel costs for one person to the PSNZ Regional Symposium (if required)

– the opportunity to present their initiative at a PSNZ 2018 Regional Symposium

-information relating to the winning award will be publicised through all PRISM organisations

Closing Date

Entries are to be sent in PDF format to Anna Kyle, PRISM Secretary anna.kyle@compasshealth.org.nz

By 5pm Sunday 6th May 2018

Receipt of application will be acknowledged by return email