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Kaupapa Māori Healthy Lifestyle Service for Tamariki and Rangatahi


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RFx ID : 20841583
Tender Name : Kaupapa Māori Healthy Lifestyle Service for Tamariki and Rangatahi
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 15 March 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Friday, 26 April 2019 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 85000000 - Healthcare Services
  • Bay of Plenty
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Sarah Stevenson
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : Tender Box, Bay of Plenty District Health Board: Planning and Funding, 190 17th Avenue, Tauranga
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

What we need
The Ministry of Health’s Raising Healthy Kids health target to refer tamariki who are obese or overweight from the Before School Check (B4SC) has been successfully achieved and maintained by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (the DHB) since 2017/18. The challenge that now exists is that we have a service gap in the provision of appropriate and responsive treatment programmes to those tamariki who most need them – in particular Māori. Therefore, the DHB seeks to fund an obesity management programme for tamariki and rangatahi across the DHB that uses a Kaupapa Māori model of care to deliver clinical exercise physiology, nutrition and wellbeing (eg. sleep, mindfulness) services. In essence, what we need is to enable more tamariki Māori and their whānau to be physically active, eating well, sleeping well and back on their wellness pathway towards Toi Ora (flourishing descendants of Toi).

What we don’t want
The DHB does not want proposals describing western-centric models of care with a cultural component added on. Me Kaupapa Māori te tauira i mahia hei ārahi te katoa o te rātonga nei. The DHB also does not want a service that omits clinical exercise physiology, nutrition and child/whānau wellbeing expertise.

What’s important to us
The DHB is looking for a provider who is currently using Kaupapa Māori service delivery models or can evidence their ability to. The provider should also describe how quality improvement will be incorporated in to the service. It is very important that the provider is well connected in Māori communities and with health service providers across the DHB. It is important that the service location/s are accessible to whanau Māori whānau across te Moana ā Toi.
You may wish to form a consortium with other organisation/s to ensure full coverage of objectives and geography. You must be able to demonstrate how you will protect kaupapa Māori model in any consortium with another organisation.