Māori Health Action Plan

Have your say

The Ministry of Health is currently engaging on the development of the next Māori Health Action Plan. As part of this process, we have developed a document to inform discussions as well as background information slides.

You can now have your say about the Māori Health Action Plan via our online engagement tool. Be sure to give us your feedback by Friday 20 September 2019.

You can also send written submissions and general feedback by email: 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.

Help us set the Māori Health Action Plan’s direction

Insights people have shared during previous engagements have helped shape what we think the Māori Health Action Plan could look like, but we want to hear from Māori and the health and disability sector to make sure the new plan aligns with current and future priorities for Māori health and wellbeing.

Our engagement process is not about asking the same people the same questions over again but utilising what’s already known and finding out how we can work together, to get the best results. The engagement process is achieving this through four health and disability sector wānanga, an online survey and written submissions.

You can also provide feedback via an online survey, open until Friday 20 September. Alternatively, please get in touch by email: maorihealth@health.govt.nz.

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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