Asian families in New Zealand represent a diversity of cultures and languages and include people from a wide range of backgrounds, socioeconomic status, education, religion and beliefs. The number of people who identify with Asian ethnicities in NZ make up an increasing segment of the population, which is forecast to grow over the coming decades.
This research aims to look at identifying ways to better support Asian families and increase successful engagement with the Asian community.
The research involved talking to nearly 60 parents of different Asian ethnicities in seven focus groups around Auckland, as well as interviewing key staff within Plunket and from other relevant organisations.
This research is important as it forms the basis of Plunket’s Asian Strategy. Results from this report identified gaps in service delivery and recommend ways in which Asian families can be better supported, through reducing barriers to accessing services and promoting engagement.
People who are in the field of improving access and health outcomes of Asian people, particularly in the area of child health.
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