The role of National coordination service enables an opportunity for Māori leadership in the field of gambling harm minimisation. A unique position that provides certain workforce development and research perspectives among those tasked with preventing and minimising gambling harm throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
"...we help to build the capacity of the Problem Gambling Workforce"
Our roles and employment should not define who we are and what we stand for yet at Hāpai Te Hauora a strategic function of the organisation enables support of all things Hauora Māori and this supports "Ka whakakaha te lwi Māori i roto i te ao Hurihuri" - a strengthening of Maori in a modern world. An appropriate quote captures the drive behind quality improvement in addictions:
"if we're still doing what we're doing today in twenty five years time, then we will have failed"
We seek to increase the prioritisation of what happens "when you get it right for Maori" and that is "you get it right for everyone". Key connections in Addiction Treatment, Public Health, Research and Evaluation are a critical elements in this work and as such the following organisations are considered valuable to the role of National coordination service:
The National Coordination Service maintains the He Taumata website which is a hub for infrastructure service providers of the minimising gambling harm workforce.