Te Whatu Ora is developing improvements to its Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment (CVDRA) and Heart Health Plan risk management services to support decision making and care planning, and to strengthen the way heart health risk is discussed with patients. They are looking for people aged between 30‒74 years, who are at risk of but do not have cardiovascular disease and are of Māori, Pacific or South Asian origin.
This work involves showing people what their heart health looks like, finding out about ways to reduce their risk, and empowering people to manage their heart health and make achievable lifestyle changes.
Te Whatu Ora, in association with Health Navigator Charitable Trust, are to hold focus groups to hear people's perspectives on the planned options, and whether the changes are helpful, meaningful and easy to understand. Listening and acting on what participants have to say will ensure the final products are appropriate.
People within the age range of 30-74, who are at risk of, but do NOT have, cardiovascular disease (ie, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease, blood clots ‒ deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary
embolism) are invited to participate.
Te Whatu Ora particularly want to hear from those who are from the following priority populations.
The focus groups will be held online in November 2023. The groups will have approximately 6‒12 people each, with sessions taking about 90 minutes. Once Te Whatu Ora has the number of people they are looking for, they will establish confirmed times and dates for the focus group sessions.
Anyone interested in taking part can email the following details to Gary Sutcliffe by 5pm, 14 November, 2023.
Interested people will be contacted and asked some health questions to check if they meet the criteria to take part. There will be a small koha for attendance at the focus groups.
Whānau Ora Voices of Experience Network (WOVEN)
Health Navigator Charitable Trust