Synergia success in major diabetes research proposal

Synergia is delighted to be part of a successful bid for a significant HRC research grant into long term conditions management.

Synergia is partnering with the National Hauora Coalition (NHC) and principal investigator Dr Matire Harwood for this important initiative that explores the effectiveness of the Mana Tū approach to pre-diabetes and poorly controlled diabetes.

Mana Tū: a whānau ora approach to long-term conditions           
Dr Matire Harwood
National Hauora Coalition
Duration: 36 months



Summary from the Minister of Health press release

Diabetes is a long-term condition in which there are significant ethnic and social disparities in prevalence and outcomes. There is huge scope to reduce diabetes inequalities. The complex nature of the condition means a comprehensive and sustained approach that tackles the wider determinants for causes, management and complications is required.

We propose to test Mana Tū – a programme co-designed with whānau, clinicians, health service planners and whānau ora providers to improve the impact of clinical and lifestyle interventions for whānau living with pre-diabetes and people with poorly controlled diabetes. Mana Tū deploys skilled and supported Kaimanaaki-whānau (KMs) in practices. The KMs use a mana whānau approach and work with general practice teams while being operationally supported by a central hub. The hub will co-ordinate broader community and social service support systems for whānau and provide training, programme design, and support within a rich data environment.

Published on 14 February 2017 ← Article index