Māori Health Action Plan

Latest update on the engagement process

The Ministry of Health has completed the initial engagement process for the development of the next Māori Health Action Plan. The Ministry received a broad range of feedback from a range of engagement activities, including four wānanga, an online survey, and written submissions.

The Ministry is currently pulling together all the valuable insights received. This information will be distributed in a final submissions report, to be uploaded on this webpage.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact maorihealth@health.govt.nz.

Implementing He Korowai Oranga

He Korowai Oranga: the Māori Health Strategy sets the overarching framework to guide the Government and the health and disability sector’s contribution to achieving the best health outcomes for Māori, with the central aim of pae ora (healthy futures for Māori).

The Ministry of Health is working with the health and disability sector to develop a Māori Health Action Plan to support and further embed He Korowai Oranga, with a five-year outlook. This will be an important tool ensuring the health and disability sector is working collaboratively to deliver high-quality and effective services that support Māori health and wellbeing.

What the Māori Health Action Plan aims to achieve

The Māori Health Action Plan aims to improve health outcomes for Māori by:

  • setting out priority areas for action, key progress measures, and milestones to meet Treaty of Waitangi obligations for improving Māori health and to achieve equitable health outcomes for Māori
  • strengthening Māori-Crown relationships, ensuring a shared commitment to act, and enable Māori whānau, hapū and iwi to exercise control over their pathway to health and wellbeing
  • supporting the role of Mātauranga Māori in the development and delivery of health services to Māori, including the provision of Rongoā Māori
  • promoting collective action by Government agencies, social sectors (including health), and communities in working towards pae ora
  • enabling changes across the broader social, economic and behavioural determinants of health as key levers improving Māori health.

Keeping you informed

We want ensure our stakeholders are kept up-to-date throughout the engagement process. We will provide regular updates on this page.

The latest updates will also feature in Kotahi te Tīma, the Ministry’s monthly stakeholder update. Subscribe to Kotahi te Tīma.

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