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AUT Health Futures projects

Addressing vaccine hesitancy

The Vaccine Trust Programme (VTP) will take the lens of social sciences to vaccine hesitancy rather than the usual clinical science approach.

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Affordable cancer therapeutics

This project is a unique opportunity to rapidly establish the viability of a new approach to cancer therapeutics at a fraction of the current cost.

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Co-designing solutions for loneliness among Māori and culturally diverse older people

New research looks at co-designing solutions for older people’s social isolation and loneliness, focusing on the needs of Māori and New Zealand’s diverse ageing population.

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Empowering young people for a healthier future

Empowering young people to imagine better futures is at the heart of a new training programme “Creative Futuring for Health” being developed by a group of AUT researchers and partners from The Southern Initiative and Healthy Families South Auckland.

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Addressing the taboo of finances in relationships

AUT research, in partnership with Good Shepherd NZ, aims to tackle financial abuse by helping Kiwis talk comfortably and constructively about money with their loved ones.

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Re-envisaging education for health professionals

AUT researchers have partnered with colleagues from the Ministry of Health and the Tertiary Education Commission to re-envisage the way health professionals are educated.

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Using digital literacy to improve Māori community health

Māori communities in the Wairoa area suffer disproportionately from poverty and deprivation, with low levels of health and wellbeing.

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