Our Purpose

Te Papa Hauora is a strategic partnership between Canterbury’s major tertiary and health institutions; the University of Canterbury, the University of OtagoAra Institute of Canterbury and the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), working together with representatives from Ngāi Tahu, a foundation member.

Te Papa Hauora’s purpose is to shape the future of health through facilitating and promoting collaboration in health-related education, research and innovation. Te Papa Hauora commits its activities to improve the health and well-being of the community, pursuing equity of health outcomes and working with and supporting the aspirations of Maori.

Having firmly established itself within the Canterbury Health Ecosystem as a unique collaborative entity for its committed stakeholders, Te Papa Hauora is now moving to the next phase of its evolution.

Te Papa Hauora’s development is guided by the Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council. The Partners will continue to grow Te Papa Hauora by the contribution of their people, resources and programmes, providing innovative outcomes for education, healthcare and health research.

The Advisory Council have developed four strategic priorities to guide activities.

Advocacy and Leadership
1.
Advocacy and Leadership
Health Research
2.
Health Research
Professional Learning and Development
3.
Professional Learning and Development
Innovation in Health
4.
Innovation in Health