ProCare Youth Advisory
ProCare has recently appointed our first Youth Advisory Group to provide guidance to ProCare based on lived experiences, to help us improve health outcomes for children and young people.
The group will also guide ProCare on implementation of our population health strategy. The group is made up of 14 young people aged 15 to 24 years from diverse backgrounds living in Tāmaki Makaurau.
“I am excited to meet different people from various fields and pathways and to collaborate with them. I am keen to enhance my skills and learn more from others and together combine to reflect some positive outcomes in our society through working with this youth advisory group.”
Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.
“I am excited to be a part of this rōpū with other young people alongside passionate people at ProCare who are doing their part to serve and cater for a better and healthier Aotearoa.”
“For the youth advisory group to be most effective, it is crucial that it acts as a bridge between decision-makers and the array of young people disenfranchised from the status quo. I am most looking forward to ensuring that the knowledge and unique lived experiences of those young people are given a safe, supportive platform to engage in meaningful discussion and have this translated into positive, tangible change in youth health outcomes across Tāmaki Makaurau.”
“I am most excited for the opportunity to learn and grow. To learn more about how I can use my voice for my Pasifika community in this space, to learn more about health and the massive role it has on our wellbeing and also to grow as a young person who hopes to be a vessel of support for those who I will work alongside and for.”