There has been a huge level of interest in delivering Whānau Ora with 130 proposals received from 350 providers.
Forty percent of the proposals were from national and regional provider collectives – seven with a national focus.
Proposals were received from Māori providers, Pacific providers, disability providers and refugee and migrant organisations.
In addition to the seven national EOI’s the largest number of submissions was in Tāmaki-Makaurau (41) with submissions from Te Taiktokerau (12); Waikato (10), Te Arawa (7); Te Moana ā Toi (13); Te Tai Hauāuru (8); Tairāwhiti (5); Takitimu (6); Te Whanganui-ā-Tara (10) ; and Te Waipounamu (11).
22 proposals were received from iwi-led/participated collectives with 15 finally selected.
25 provider collectives representing 158 providers across the country will initially deliver Whānau Ora and will now move through to the next stage of developing a Programme of Action.
There are some areas where the provider relationships will be developed over time. These locations include: Kaipara; Hauraki; South Waikato; Taupō/Turangi; Palmerston North; Wairarapa; Levin/Kapiti Coast; Murihiku.
Development work will occur in 2011 with potential providers in these areas to build relationships and where possible develop Programmes of Action for the following year.
The next Expressions of Interest process will occur again in the 2012/13 financial year.