As a population group, Māori have on average the poorest health status of any ethnic group in New Zealand.
This is not acceptable, and the Government and the Ministry of Health have made it a key priority to reduce the health inequalities that affect Māori. If Māori are to live longer, have healthier lives, and fulfil their potential to participate in New Zealand society, then the factors that cause inequalities in health need to be addressed.
In this section
- Information on He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy, which sets out Māori health objectives, and how these objectives are being implemented. Read more
- Find out about the Māori Provider Development Scheme, the Māori Health Innovation Fund and accessing the Māori health provider directory. Read more
- Hauora Māori Scholarships provide financial assistance to students who are undertaking or completing an accredited course in health and disability studies. Read more
- The Māori philosophy towards health is based on a wellness or holistic health model. This page describes 3 models of Māori health. Read more
- This page provides Māori Health Plans and DHB Health Needs Assessment documents for all DHBs. Read more
- The National Kaitiaki Group ensures Māori control and protection of Māori women’s cervical screening data. Anyone wishing to use this data must apply for permission. Read more
- Rongoā Māori is informed by a body of knowledge that has as its core the enhancement of Māori wellbeing. In this way, rongoā Māori differs from a Western medical paradigm, whose focus is principally the absence of health and wellbeing and treatments/interventions to return to a state of health. Read more
- Whānau Ora is a cross-government work programme that places families/whānau at the centre of service delivery. Read more
- Ministry publications on Māori health. Read more
- Links to related Māori health websites. Read more