Le Va’s work enhancing the cultural responsiveness of our services and systems is an essential means of reducing ethnic disparities in access, quality and outcomes for services. Supporting the growth and upskilling of the mental health and addiction workforce is a major part of this work.
Le Va and Te Pou published the Pasifika adult mental health and addiction workforce: 2014 survey of vote health funded services, as part of Te Pou’s 2014 More than Numbers project, which has gathered and shared data on the sector’s workforce to help inform workforce planning.
This report presents information on aspects of New Zealand’s adult mental health and addiction workforce relevant to workforce development strategies aimed at increasing cultural responsiveness to Pasifika peoples.
Some findings from the report are:
Download and read the full report below.