Rain forest

Ko Awatea case study

Carol Read RN/MSc


Embedded within Counties Manukau District Health Board (CM Health), our mandate is to lead an innovative approach to achieving sustainable, high-quality healthcare services. We are proud of the difference we are making in transforming health systems in Counties Manukau, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.

World Health CoLab is a collaborative, interactive atlas of system improvement activities designed to collect international knowledge and experience and connect with experts nationally and internationally who have already identified solutions to clinical problems – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The challenges facing the delivery of health and other public sector services across New Zealand and around the world aren’t unique – indeed, they are very similar.  Finding solutions however is a global challenge and the best opportunity open to us is collaboration; sharing our learning, experiences and skills, in order to bring about change – faster and more effectively.

We needed a mechanism not only to share world knowledge, but more importantly to learn, share and activate tangible change, together.  Many of these learnings, reflections and solutions already exist, but often they are developed and exist in isolation and are not broadly shared and communicated.  World Health CoLab provides this solution.

Ko Awatea understands the need and opportunity for us all to maximise the impact of these initiatives. In fact, our APAC Forum was designed to share and learn from the latest thinking from the very best leaders, researchers and practitioners locally, nationally and internationally.  It affords delegates the opportunity to network widely, and gain direction, inspiration and advice in a high energy, supportive environment.  And whilst the number of attendees and countries represented at our APAC Forum continues to grow year on year, it cannot reach the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who are eager to engage, learn and share improvement knowledge. World Health CoLab has been designed with this in mind.

Use World Health CoLab to upload your improvement work and ‘get on the map’ or search for solutions to your organisational issues by clicking on the ‘search by theme’ or ‘search by country’ button.

Let’s CoLaborate in the pursuit of ‘great care everywhere’!

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Twitter handle: @KoAwatea