Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini, takomano e!
My success is not the result of my own efforts alone, but due to the efforts of many. 

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 Kupu arataki | Introduction

Applications for the 2019 Matāriki Values Awards are now open to anyone who works at Auckland DHB or provides a service on behalf of Auckland DHB to improve Māori health outcomes through values-based actions.

We are looking to celebrate everything our people do to improve whānau experience, eliminate health inequities for Māori or develop the Māori workforce.

If you know an individual or team who lives our values every day to improve Māori health outcomes please nominate them today. 

The Matāriki Values Awards are one of the ways we recognise and celebrate the dedication of our people and inspire others by sharing their work.

The Awards are held during Matāriki the Māori New Year that begins with the rising of the Matāriki star cluster (the Pleiades or Seven Sisters).

Ko wai ka whakatapoko | Who can enter

Applications are invited from Auckland DHB employees and contractors, primary care organisations, GP practices, NGOs and Kaupapa Māori providers who provide services to the Auckland DHB population to improve health outcomes.

The awards are open to clinical and non-clinical teams and individuals.

You can either put your own work forward or nominate a team or individual that you think is a shining example of our values in action to advance Māori health gain.

Ngā Rōpū | The categories

There are four award categories, one for each of our values:

Welcome | Haere Mai

For teams or individuals who truly show the value of Haere Mai by putting people at ease, seeing the person as a whole person, enabling meaningful engagement and using language that people can understand with a view to achieving better Māori health outcomes. This could include whānau experience, eliminating inequities or developing the workforce.

Respect | Manaaki

For teams or individuals who truly show the value of Manaaki – by listening to different points of view, showing compassion, using language people can understand, show integrity and protect dignity and privacy with a view to achieving better Māori health outcomes. This could include whānau experience, eliminating inequities or developing the workforce.

Together | Tūhono

For teams or individuals who truly show the value of Together – by sharing learning, supporting each other, achieving as a team with colleagues, patients and whānau with a view to achieving better Māori health outcomes. This could include whānau experience, eliminating inequities or developing the workforce.

Aim High | Angamua

For teams or individuals who truly show the value of Angamua - by aspiring to excellence in their practice or service on a daily basis, and by providing safe and effective care with a view to achieving better Māori health outcomes. This could include whānau experience, eliminating inequities or developing the workforce.

When completing your application form please tick the value that most applies to your submission.

Ngā paearu | Criteria to address in your application

The judges will assess your application against the criteria below.  When completing your application please make sure you address the following areas specific to the value:

1. What was the Māori health outcome you set out to improve? (10% weighting)

  • Why did you choose this outcome?
  • What did you hope to achieve?

2. Describe what actions, changes, behaviours you did? (30% weighting)

  • What was key to achieving the identified outcome?
  • How did your work link our values?
  • How did you engage with paitents, the community and other stakeholders?

3. What did you achieve and what was the impact of the changes you made? This could include whānau experience, reducing inequities or developing the workforce. (30% weighting)

  • Describe the benefits to patients, employees, Auckland DHB or the healthcare system.

4. Next steps (30% weighting)

  • Any lessons you learned along the way or things you would do differently next time.
  • How the improvements will be sustained.
  • Any potential to inform best practice and roll out in other places.

 Your application should not exceed 750 words (excluding tables and images).

Ngā aratohu whakatapoko | How to enter

Please read the Matāriki Values Awards entry rules and the category criteria before submitting an application. You can find a copy of the application form here [DOCX, 25 KB]. You may apply in English or Te Reo. 

The closing date for the Matāriki Values Awards is 3 June 2019. Unfortunately applications received after this date cannot be considered by the judges. 

Ngā tikanga whakatapoko | Matāriki Values Awards entry rules

  1. The Auckland District Health Board Matāriki Values Awards are open to all employees of Auckland DHB and those who work with Auckland DHB in the community to support our population to be healthy.
  2. Entrants may self-nominate or be nominated by another.
  3. Individuals or teams may enter the Auckland DHB Matāriki Values Awards.
  4. An individual or team may enter more than one category, providing a separate application is prepared for each.
  5. All applications for the awards must be submitted electronically by 3 June 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered by the judges.
  6. The total word count of your application should not exceed 750 words. Information provided in any application will be held by Auckland DHB for the purpose of assessing the applications and promoting the awards. In submitting an application, applicants consent to the publication of some or all of the information contained within their application.
  7. All finalists and winners may be photographed for publicity purposes before and during the awards.

Rārangi wa | Timeline

  • Applications open 6 May 2019
  • Applications close 3 June 2019
  • Finalists will be announced end of June 2019
  • The winners are revealed at the awards evening on 5 July 2019

Ngā pātaitai | Contact

For further information or advice about the Matāriki Values Awards please email MataarikiADHB@adhb.govt.nz

Remember applications close at midnight on 3 June 2019.

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