Overview of He Ritenga


Why it is important and how it applies at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board


He Ritenga - Treaty of Waitangi Principles: Health Audit Framework

He Ritenga is a framework for assessing how culturally safe and appropriate our services are for Māori.


It is designed to monitor progress by District Health Boards and health providers against:

To view He Korowai Oranga and the BOPDHB Māori Health Plan, click here.

  • Audit and evaluate both clinical and non-clinical services.
  • Assists District Health Boards and providers to implement the Treaty of Waitangi through five aspects of business:
    1. Service delivery
    2. Governance
    3. Workforce development
    4. Planning
    5. Intersectoral initiatives.

Audit is only a component of the He Ritenga initiative and the information will serve as a basis for ongoing monitoring and improvement.


Recommendations following the audit include ways to:

  • increase health and independence for Māori
  • build relationships with key Māori stakeholders
  • demonstrate a robust and comprehensive commitment to the health of Māori.

The audit of services started in February 2008 and is scheduled to finish in 2013.

 

To view the following documents, click here:

  • Guidelines He Ritenga. Treaty of Waitangi principles health audit framework.
  • He Ritenga Treaty of Waitangi principles health audit framework.
  • Summary Report He Ritenga. Treaty of Waitangi principles health audit framework.
Last updated: March 17, 2016