School of Population Health

Goals and Values

Our Goals

The Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research (CAHRE) has several goals:

  • To conduct research that can foster health and reduce inequalities among the Asian and other Ethnic Minority populations in New Zealand
  • To provide research-based information to enhance the capacity of health, social and community services in delivering effective and culturally appropriate interventions
  • To develop collaborative linkages with other academic institutions (within New Zealand and internationally), government, non-government organisations, and Asian and other Ethnic Minority communities
  • To contribute to the development of Asian and Ethnic Minority health research workforce

Our Values

CAHRE acknowledges The Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand and it provides a foundation for other ethnic groups and newcomers as they settle in New Zealand. The Centre is committed to supporting Treaty of Waitangi principles: Protection, Partnership, and Participation in all its activities.

These are the core values CAHRE adheres to:

  • Respect – Respect the differences and similarities between ethnic groups and individuals
  • Inclusiveness / Diversity – Value the differences and participation of population groups
  • Public Good – Channel our activities to help improve health and wellbeing of the population
  • Community partnership – Recognize collaboration with key stakeholders is essential for success