Setting the direction for our new health system

Pae Ora | Healthy Futures for all New Zealanders

To deliver Pae Ora (Healthy Futures), six strategies were identified to set the direction for a system that is equitable, accessible, cohesive and people-centred.

These strategies were finalised in July 2023, and provide a long-term vision where all people and their whānau, regardless of their background, can achieve their best possible health.

The six strategies are: 

These strategies set the long-term vision that cover the many factors that influence people’s health and wellbeing, including the role of health services. Work is already being done on these strategies and we are laying the foundations of a future where people live well and achieve good health. 

A revised Government Policy Statement on Health will provide the priorities for the next iteration of Te Pae Tata | the New Zealand Health Plan. Together these will inform a three-year investment strategy for 2024–2027. 

Pae ora strategies summary accessible formats

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