Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act

The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022 took effect on 1 July 2022, establishing three new entities:

  • a new Public Health Agency within the Ministry of Health to lead and strengthen public health
  • Health New Zealand as the national organisation to lead and coordinate delivery of health services across the country
  • the Māori Health Authority as an independent statutory authority to drive improvement in hauora Māori.

The Act establishes Iwi-Māori Partnership Boards to represent local Māori perspectives on the needs and aspirations of Māori with respect to planning and decision-making for health services at the local level.

Read more about the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act on the New Zealand Legislation website.

In this section

  • The public statement of what Government expects the health system to deliver and achieve over the next two years, what funding and support are available and how success will be measured, monitored, and reported. Read more
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