The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society (Plunket) undertook a research project to find out how we can improve the services and support to Pacific families in New Zealand. It also looked at the level of access to Plunket services among Pacific families and identified characteristics of service delivery that encourage better engagement with these communities.
The research involved talking to nearly 90 parents of different Pacific ethnicities in twelve focus groups around New Zealand as well as interviewing key staff within Plunket and other relevant organisations.
This research is important as it briefly outlines some of the issues that many Pacific children and families are currently experiencing. The research identified barriers and valuable information on how we can better support Pacific families in the way we provide our services.
Individuals and groups who advocate and work in the area of Pacific health, aiming to improve the overall health outcomes of Pacific children.
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Summary of results from the Improving Support for Pacific Families within New Zealand Project.