Gabrielle Baker

Gabrielle Baker (Ngāpuhi) has been a public servant since the early 2000s working in policy roles at the Ministry of Health, most recently as a Group Manager responsible for Māori Health, Pacific Health and Disability Policy. Gabrielle worked on the second Māori Health Strategy, took the lead in areas like health literacy and spent time as a senior health advisor to a former Minister of Health. Right now Gabrielle is splitting her time between working as an illustrator and on projects in the health sector focused on equity.

Ātea
Apr 14, 2018

How the Waitangi Tribunal can make a difference in Māori health

Last weekend the New Zealand Māori Council with the National Hauora Coalition hosted a hui to discuss Wai 2575, the Waitangi Tribunal’s inquiry into Health Services and Outcomes. Gabrielle Baker was there.

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Ātea
Feb 15, 2018

Summer health series: You have the tools, now make a change

In the final installment of our series on the future of Māori health, former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker sums up the core values needed to make big changes to our health system.

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Ātea
Feb 9, 2018

How to get the most from Māori health providers

What lies beyond the new Labour government’s ‘first 100 days’ for health policy and outcomes for Māori? In part five of our series on the future of Māori health, former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker looks at what we should expect from Māori health providers.

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Ātea
Feb 4, 2018

Summer health series: more funding or wiser spending?

Former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker looks at where social investment and health intersect and asks if we're spending money on the right services.

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Ātea
Jan 23, 2018

Summer health series: Treaty partnership and decision making

In part three of our series on the future of Māori health, former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker asks how we can be better Treaty partners in the quest to achieve equity.

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Ātea
Jan 16, 2018

Summer health series: Why ‘reducing inequality’ isn’t enough

In part two of our series on the future of Māori health, former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker asks if ‘reducing inequalities’ is aiming too low.

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Ātea
Jan 8, 2018

Summer health series: what comes next for Māori health?

What lies beyond the new Labour government’s ‘first 100 days’ for health policy and outcomes for Māori? In a new series, former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker asks Māori health professionals for their recommendations for a more equitable health system.

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