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Nearly $1.7 million will be awarded to more than 220 Pacific people who have chosen to study a health related qualification in 2012.
Yesterday morning saw a ‘full house’ at Waipuna Conference Centre, with more than 300 people coming together for the GPS Growing Pacific Solutions for our families conference, organised by Le Va.
The GPS 2012 - Growing Pacific Solutions for our families fono held in Auckland earlier this month brought together over 300 delegates from the health, social services and disability sector for the first inter-sectoral Pacific gathering this year.
The launch of Le Va’s Pacific Disability Cultural Competency Training Programme at the GPS 2012 fono marks an important milestone in the development of Pacific cultural competency training as an effective tool in supporting non-Pacific people to better engage and respond to the needs of Pacific peoples.
Earlier this month the GPS 2012: Growing Pacific Solutions for our families national fono brought our Pacific communities and mental health, addictions, disabilities and other social sectors together, to work across boundaries on common issues and share innovation.
It has been a great journey working in partnership with Matua Raki and the Werry Centre to bring together work supporting services in managing co-existing mental health and addiction disorders.