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He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, examines and clarifies the links between Housing and Health. Although the association between poor housing and ill health is known, the links that make up the causal chain have until recently been poorly understood.

Conducting our own studies and examining existing evidence enables us to identify and evaluate housing-related interventions to improve individual, family and community health. Our multi-disciplinary team has expertise in both qualitative and quantative disciplines.

We are based in the University of Otago, Wellington. We are funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand

Recent News

  • Wallace Chapman from Radio New Zealand interviews Dr. Ramona Tiatia on Sunday morning about youth aspirations for Porirua City uncovered in the Blitz study. Please Listen
  • Kapi Mana Feature: A Youth Vision For Porirua City (3/3). A key finding of the Blitz Study was that only 28 percent of providers in the study felt that they were operating at a high standard when it came to collaborating with other agencies.  PSST drives health/education/justice inter-agency initiatives for Porirua children and youth in efforts to develop multi-purpose community spaces.  What is the Crayons to Perfume, Lego to Links programme? And, how is the old dental clinic space being used for young males transitioning from primary school-to-intermediate-to-college? Please Read
  • Kapi Mana Feature: A Youth Vision For Porirua City (2/3). Blitz Study by Dr. Tiatia and her team found that young people, their parents and providers said there is a general lack of information and confusion about the types and number of services for children and youth that currently operate in the Porirua region. The Porirua Social Sector Trial drives initiatives to place Kaumatua in Family Violence Court, mobile health youth assessments for Family Group Conferences, funds hygiene products in 20 school health clinics, 50 youth placed to work in Youth2Work scheme and Iwi mentoring for year 7 and 8 intermediate students. Please Read 
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  • Health Research Council on New Zealand
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  • Wellington City Council
  • ACC Home Safety
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Housing New Zealand
  • Capital Coast DHB
  • Department of Buliding and Housing
  • Hutt Valley District Health Board
  • Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
  • MARIA - Metering and Reconciliation Information Agreement
  • Ministry of Health, New Zealand
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