Gabrielle Baker

Gabrielle Baker (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kuri) is a consultant and former public servant. Her primary interest is in a pro-equity and anti-racist health system. She works with a range of organisations that are committed to achieving the same thing.

Ātea
Jul 2, 2019

Landmark findings on Māori health lay a clear challenge to the Crown

To anyone paying attention, the inequity embedded in the health system is undeniable. A new report from the Waitangi Tribunal lays that bare

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Ātea
May 16, 2019

The public sector is white to its core. Here's why that's a problem

In government departments, Pākehā are the norm and Māori are optional extras. Fixing that requires fundamental change.

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Ātea
May 1, 2019

Stats NZ won't release iwi data, and that's a problem

This week Statistics NZ released their update on last year's disastrous census, also confirming that iwi data was too low to release at a time when Māori need it most.

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Ātea
Nov 16, 2018

What is the Kaupapa Inquiry into Māori health all about?

For three weeks in October the Waitangi Tribunal started its long task of hearing claims that are part of Wai 2575 – the Kaupapa Inquiry into health services and outcomes for Māori.

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Ātea
Aug 1, 2018

Has the 2018 Census failed Māori?

A lack of consultation with Māori, and less participation in the 2018 Census across the board, shows that indigenous data sovereignty is more important than ever.

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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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