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Pacific Islander and Maori health needs assessment project

Pacific Islander and Maori health needs assessment project

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  Pacific Islander and Maori communities
  About Pacific Islander and Maori populations in Queensland
  Population size and distribution
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  Pacific Islander and Maori health data
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The Pacific Islander and Maori health needs assessment project took place between 2009 and 2011. The project involved the Maori, Papua New Guinean, Samoan and Fijian communities.

These communities were selected on largest population size living in Queensland. The project focused on South East Queensland (Gold Coast, Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich, Deception Bay and Caboolture) and Cairns.

The project undertook:

  • Literature review
  • Telephone survey of randomly selected health service providers
  • Focus groups with around 200 community members and community leaders
  • Analysis of hospital separation and mortality data

The project was conducted by Mr Hanamenn Hunt and Ms Marina Chand together with bilingual community workers from the Maori, Papua New Guinean, Samoan, Fijian and Fiji-Indian communities:

  • Ms Mary Wellington – PNG community (Cairns)
  • Mr Thomas Polume – PNG community
  • Mr Gary Hook – Maori community
  • Mr Felise Tautalasoo [Lemalu] – Samoan community
  • Ms Laisa Barton – Fijian community
  • Ms Indra Birbal – Fiji-Indian community

Pacific Islander and Maori health needs assessment project


Last updated: 8 October 2013

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