Kato Fetu: review of the Pacific mental health and addiction research agenda
In 2009 Le Va was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to set a Pacific mental health and addiction research agenda named Kato Fetu. Kato Fetu aimed to strategically and systematically build a comprehensive body of knowledge available to inform the Pacific mental health and addiction sector, services and workforce.
Eight years later, in 2017, Kato Fetu has been reviewed and a stocktake carried out identifying publications in response to the priority questions outlined in Kato Fetu relevant to Pacific mental health and addiction in New Zealand.
It is clear that the 2009 research agenda set by Pacific mental health leadership, identified the right priorities for the time and has positively influenced areas of research and knowledge development that will ultimately contribute to improving the mental wellbeing of our Pasifika families and communities.