Cornerstone Equity assessor criteria


The Cornerstone Equity module builds on the equity work undertaken in the Foundation Standard.

Indicators place an emphasis upon a practice’s commitment to pro-equity leadership, practice teams, and workforce development, embedding equity in day to day processes.

The module also focuses on health equity outcomes for Māori as tangata whenua under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and provides an overall inclusive and culturally safe environment and experience.

Equity assessor eligibility criteria:

  • An understanding of the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and it’s application in addressing health equity for Māori
  • Knowledge of Health equity and how it works, particularly in the context of general practice and primary health care
  • Practice experience and knowledge about general practice, structures, and functions of the general practice team
  • A strong understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 
  • Interest, experience, and/or qualifications in quality improvement. 
  • Availability to attend training days in Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch (other centres by demand). 
  • Ability to complete ongoing assessor training as required by the College, to maintain competence and knowledge of the Cornerstone Equity module.
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