Te Wai Barbarich-Unasa
Whakamana te reo ā ngā rangatahi ki roto i ngā ratonga hauora (Empowering the voices of our young people in health services)
Rangatahi engagement in health services occurs daily, however, understanding how to positively engage rangatahi in health services requires both a kaupapa Maaori guided approach and one that is directly targeted to their specific age group. Prevention of the over-representation among the negative statistics amongst Māori is extremely important, especially for the future of rangatahi. The need to have a framework to support quality engagement and a value exchange between rangatahi and health services is crucial to improve the well-being of individuals, whānau, iwi and communities in Aotearoa. Thus, working towards a healthier future for rangatahi and positive experiences with health services.