Tricia Keelan

Te Toi Ahorangi: A system-change approach to improving Māori health

Thursday 3 October, 2.00pm


As the Executive Lead of Toi Ora, everything I do is geared towards moving our system and people closer to Toi Ora.  

I believe in constantly challenging a status quo by visioning and creating better solutions, demonstrating benefits of doing things differently, and, working in mahitahi to design and implement pathways that empower whānau to take control of and lead their own wellness.

At an executive level, we have driven the development of Te Toi Ahorangi, alongside Te Rūnanga Hauora Māori o Te Moana ā Toi. This innovative new Strategy provides the strategic impetus to effect transformation towards Toi Ora across our whole of DHB system. In June 2019 the Strategy was fully endorsed and adopted by the DHB and it will be launched in September 2019. For the remainder of 2019 myself and the team will continue setting up our Toi ora change waka, and, progressing our first set of projects toward Toi Ora.

My whānau is everything to me. I am inspired by indigenous self-determination and innovation. I see authentic Tiriti o Waitangi partnership as the core enabler of Aotearoa becoming the best place in the world for children to be raised.

Being part of creating a world in which all mokopuna will be naturally nurtured within mana atua, mana tupuna, mana moana, mana whenua and mana tangata is why I love what I do.