Māori health publications

Ministry publications on Māori health.


  • Commissioning for Pae Ora Healthy Futures 2022.
    Published 19 January 2023
    The Commissioning for Pae Ora Healthy Futures 2022 framework is a Te Tiriti o Waitangi-grounded consolidation of evidence on how commissioning can be used to improve health equity and outcomes and bring the whānau ora vision into the health system.
  • He Kaupapa Waka.
    Published 30 November 2022
    He Kaupapa Waka has an overarching message of investment in people and their communities to build healthy environments that facilitate, support, and meet their identified needs.The report includes statements and recommendations on what needs to change to strengthen the health and disability sector’s response to family violence / sexual violence.
  • Published 17 November 2022
    The Annual Data Explorer presents results from the 2021/22 New Zealand Health Survey, with comparisons to earlier surveys where possible. Results are available by gender, age group, ethnic group, neighbourhood deprivation and disability status.
  • Published 02 September 2022
    This publication is an interactive web tool showing a statistical overview of the 13 initial quantitative measures for Whakamaua: the Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025.
  • Position statement and working definitions for racism and anti-racism in the health system in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    Published 25 August 2022
    This position statement is a declarative step for the Ministry of Health. It formally outlines the Ministry’s position on racism, and signals expectations for the broader health system to take collective action against all forms of racism and racial health inequity. The position statement also includes a set of evidence-informed working definitions for racism and anti-racism that are fit for the Aotearoa context.
  • Evolution of Racism and Anti-racism Literature Review.
    Published 25 August 2022
    This first literature review for Ao Mai te Rā traces how understandings of racism and anti-racism have shifted over time and explores various concepts, language and definitions that have been used to date. The Ministry has also created a summary paper to ensure the evidence, insights, and research from the literature review are accessible for the general public. 
  • Evaluation of the Māori Influenza and Measles Vaccination Programme: In Pursuit of Māori Health Equity.
    Published 27 July 2022
    The Māori Influenza and Measles Vaccination Programme (MIMVP) is a Ministry of Health programme. This report evaluates the programme’s performance for 2021, and makes a series of recommendations about how the programme could be enhanced in the future.
  • 2021 COVID-19 Māori Health Protection Plan: May 2022 Monitoring Report.
    Published 06 July 2022
    The May 2022 Monitoring Report provides an overview of the progress being made against the COVID-19 Māori Health Protection Plan’s monitoring framework. The report provides an outline of core statistics as well as a brief overview of the Omicron strategy and how the Protection Plan continues to respond to Māori health within this context. The Monitoring report is a supplementary report of the 2021 COVID-19 Māori Health Protection Plan.
  • Funding to Māori Health Providers 2016/17 to 2020/21.
    Published 30 June 2022
    This publication summarises funding to Māori health providers by the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards from 2016/17 to 2020/21. It follows on from our previous reports in 2017 and 2021.
  • Kia Puawai National SUDI Prevention Programme Evaluation.
    Published 31 May 2022
    This report presents the findings of Kia Puawai, the kaupapa Māori evaluation of the National Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy Prevention Programme
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