Pacific addiction workforce strategy
Le Va, the national Pacific health workforce development programme within Te Pou, supports the development of addiction workforces that contribute to the minimisation of addiction-related harm for Pacific families.
Le Va was commissioned by Matua Raki, the National Addiction Workforce Development Centre, to develop the Pacific Addiction Workforce Strategy 2011-2014. To view the strategy, click on the link on the right hand column of this page.
Addiction-related harm has a significant impact on Pacific families in New Zealand. Pacific people have high prevalence rates across the addictions continuum but low (and often late) access to help and treatment. Effective treatment works when we have a capable and competent workforce that can meet the needs of Pacific families.
Visit www.leva.co.nz for more information.