Akaaka Korero, Mangere-Otahuhu

Nine organisations in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu area are using Quality Improvement methodology to test ideas that promote talking more and talking differently in families. They include three Beststart Educare centres, Anglican Trust for Women and Children (ATWC), HIPPY, Good Seed Trust, Fountain of Knowledge Trust and four libraries.

Each organisation identifies key areas for change in their own context and uses Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) learning cycles to try out ideas and record the effect of them. All groups are having monthly coaching on the methodology and language strategies from Ko Awatea, the Centre for Health Innovation at Counties Manukau District Health Board, and our Community Action Manager, Emma Quigan. Everyone meets every three months to share successful change ideas. By the end of 2017, we will have data on a cluster of ideas that families find effective. We will also have insights into how quality improvement supports family-facing organisations to increase their focus on early language.

Latest learning session

Learning session 3

Watch Emma talk about Akaaka Korero's learning session 3 and share tips about talking anywhere, everywhere, created by participants. 

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