Welcome to the New Zealand Ministry of Health
The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders
A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation outlines a framework for how we can work together to reduce suicide in New Zealand. It also identifies a set of priority areas for action.
- Read the draft strategy and have your say
- Information release for the draft suicide prevention strategy
Latest health targets available
Quarter 3 health targets are now online. Find out how your DHB is performing.
E-cigarette Technical Expert Advisory Group nominations open
Nominations are open for the E-cigarettes Technical Expert Advisory Group. Nominations close 5pm, Friday 9 June 2017.
The state of our health
The Health and Independence Report is the Director-General of Health’s annual report on the state of public health in New Zealand.
The 2016 report draws from a range of information sources to present a picture of the health of New Zealanders. Find out more about the Health and Independence Report.
$2 billion pay equity settlement for care and support workers
On 18 April 2017, the Government announced a $2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 care and support workers in New Zealand's aged and disability residential care, and home and community support services around the country.
The Care and Support Worker (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill is before the Health Select Committee for submissions and is due to be reported back to Parliament by 6 June 2017. Learn more on the Parliament website.
The Clinicians’ Challenge 2017 seeks entries for innovative health care technology that will improve today and transform tomorrow. Find out more.
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Dementia: Supplementary Findings from LiLACS NZ for Section Five, ‘Service Use and Common Health Conditions’ in the report ‘Health, Independence and Caregiving in Advanced Age’10 May 2017
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Media release18 May 2017
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