Improving Access to Healthcare for Maori YouthDate: 23 May 2012 Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Level 7, Clinical Services Block, Wellington Hospital Newtown Wellington
Improving access to healthcare for Maori Youth: Why schools work
Dr Aniva Lawrence is a Samoan GP who has completed a Youth Health Leadership Fellowship in 2011 and is based in Northland. She has been actively involved in the establishment, provision of clinics and auditing of school based health services. Her husband is Nga Puhi and she a mother of 3 boys.
This presentation will provide an overview of current research on youth health and how school based services improve access to healthcare for Rangatahi in Aotearoa. Systemic change is required for effective youth services throughout NZ.