About Awhina

Learning, research and knowledge management are core business at Waitemata District Health Board. Awhina's contribution to the achievement of our DHB promise of 'best care for everyone' is to support and provide high-quality and high-value learning, research and innovation opportunities.

Awhina collaborates with tertiary education institutions, other DHBs, NGOs and primary health care providers to:

  • create district-wide centres of excellence that reflect population need and build value for the Waitemata district
  • substantially strengthen and embed best-practice learning, research and knowledge practice
  • enable innovation oriented to improved patient outcomes
  • build learning, research and innovation capabilities to enhance and improve the quality of service provided to our communities.