Strategic Intentions

The Strategic Intentions document outlines the strategic direction for the Ministry of Health over a three-year period. It includes discussion of the outcomes being sought by the Ministry and the main priorities for the future work programme.


  • Developing the future Ministry of Health – Our strategy and strategic intentions, 2022 to 2026.
    Published 13 December 2022
    This publication describes the Ministry’s strategic intentions for 2022 to 2026 in the context of the Government’s health reforms.
  • Published 09 December 2021
    This publication showcases the strategic intentions of the Ministry over the next four years.
  • Published 20 October 2017
    The Statement of Strategic Intentions 2017-2021 outlines the Ministry’s strategic intentions over the next ten years and the actions that will be undertaken as the Ministry engages and works with public service agencies, the wider health and disability sector and communities to improve, promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.
  • Statement of Intent 2015 to 2019
    Published 30 June 2015
    The Statement of Intent identifies outcomes for the health system and the Ministry: New Zealanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives; the health system is cost-effective and supports a productive economy.
  • Published 30 June 2014
    The Statement of Intent outlines the strategic direction for the Ministry, work that will be undertaken to deliver key priorities and how success will be measured.
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