The Māori Affairs Select Committee opened an inquiry into Māori health inequities in March 2019. On 4th November 2019, Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency presented its experience and discussed potential solutions.
The Post-Budget Hui was held at the Holiday Inn in Māngere, Auckland on the 5th and 6th of June 2019 as a way to bring together Whānau Ora providers from across the North Island, to discuss the outcomes of the Budget 2019 for Whānau Ora. This hui was an opportunity for whakawhanaungatanga and collaboration across the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency and partners, a time for reﬂection and discussion on the previous year, and a way to open up a dialogue for future directions and Whānau Ora going forward.
The Independent Whānau Ora Review Panel reported on the Whānau Ora commissioning approach. This report is a culmination of six months' work involving commissioning agencies and their partners, government agencies, interested stakeholders and many whānau. It shows that Whānau Ora has resulted in positive change for a large number of whānau across Aotearoa.
The Whānau Ora Kaiārahi (Navigator) approach has been identified by the Productivity Commission as a key example of an integrated whānau-centred approach supporting seamless access to health and social services.