Cultural Competency and Health Equity learning resources

The following links are to activities which provide a large mix of learning opportunities surrounding cultural competency and health equity.

CPD points may be claimed for reading, watching, listening, engaging, and reflecting with/on any of the material in the following tables.  These activities should be documented within your PDP and discussed at your structured annual conversation

Organisation Description Link
Health Central Podcast video on achieving an equitable health service
Aki Hauora App Free Phone app game that teaches Te Reo medical phrases

Mauriora Free and paid for courses in Cultural Competency, Treaty of Waitangi, Tikanga Maori, health literacy
MCNZ MCNZ statement on Cultural Competency


Ministry of Health Māori Health publications
Ministry of Health Achieving Equity in Health Outcomes
HQSCNZ Video on Māori cultural practice
TEDx Ruakura Video – Indigenous knowledge has value
Culture Matters Information and free courses in cultural competency


Goodfellow Unit Online learning resources in cultural competency


MOH Learn online Courses Free courses on cultural competency, Māori health governance and understanding bias in healthcare
LeVa NZs national Pasifika cultural competency training programme – free


International Journal for Equity in Health Paper – Why cultural safety rather than cultural competency is required to achieve health equity: a literature review and recommended definition
Treaty Resource Centre Treaty of Waitangi Cultural competence course
Te Ara Article on the Treaty of Waitangi
NZ Trade and Enterprise Free App – Māori Cultural Kit
NZ History 100 Māori words every New Zealander should know
Choosing Wisely Choosing Wisely NZ Equity Report
Ministry of Health Achieving Equity – article, links and videos
Ministry of Health NZ future Health Strategy
International Journal of Health Equity Paper – Health equity in the NZ healthcare system: a national survey
HQSC Links to various health equity documents and tools
United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD)
NZ Office of disability issues NZ disability strategy
CCDHB NZSL and resources for the deaf community – Videos and links
Health Navigator Health information in NZSL
NZ Medical Journal Deaf NZSL users access to healthcare
RNZCUC Tikanga Māori Audit
RNZCUC Podcast on improving care for people with Autism in UC


RNZCUC Podcast discussion the importance of Rainbow Health
Rainbow Tick NZ Report – Public health needs of LGBTTI communities in Aotearoa New Zealand with Policy recommendations
Māori Health Review A research review publication offering bimonthly updates on matters relating to Māori health.


NZSL week Let’s talk – Medical situations.  25 signs to learn for medical situations


Health promotion agency Sign language videos to support Deaf people with long term health conditions.  Produced by EyeFilms.


CCDHB Disability

Sign language cards

Video introduction to communication cards.

Cards available by emailing


Deaf Aotearoa Guidance video for medical professionals working with Deaf and hearing-impaired patients


NZSL Dictionary App containing video and animations.  Includes a word of the day and also Te Reo.


Kupu – Maori dictionary app that translates objects into Te Reo


NZSL Online, interactive sign language teaching – free


NZSL, Deaf Aotearoa Online free interactive game to teach the basics of sign language


eCALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Provides a comprehensive and quality range of face-to-face and online courses, as well as resources to address CALD cultural competencies within the NZ health context.


HQSC Learning and education modules on understanding bias in healthcare


Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Māori and indigenous development online programmes


Tikanga Best Practice Guidelines for Primary and

Community Healthcare in the rohe of Ngāti Whātua


While the guidance is available to all those who would find it helpful, should you have members that work outside of the Ngāti Whātua region and would like further information or support they may like to reach out to the local mana whenua or see if the local DHB may be able to assist. Our College Māori advisory group may also be able to advise!Aoh8pOqRBH3Pg-I_4JhBunwWsNN2mw?e=AZxhop
Taikura Consultants Online courses, in person workshops, organisational packages and peer review relating to Māori Health and cultural safety run by Dr Elana Curtis.  (Charges apply)
Te Tāhū Hauora


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