Including the Director-General of Health’s Annual Report on the State of Public Health and the Minister of Health’s Report on Implementing the New Zealand Health Strategy
Each year, the Director-General of Health publishes an Annual Report to Parliament that assesses the Ministry's performance against objectives set at the beginning of the financial year. This year’s publication contains three reports; the Ministry of Health’s Annual Report 2013-14, the Health and Independence Report and the Minister's report on Implementing the New Zealand Health Strategy 2014.
The Annual Report contains the Ministry's achievements as a leader of the health sector and its contribution to the government’s priorities. The report includes detail on the Ministry's financial and non-financial performance over the past year.
The publication also includes the Director-General of Health's Annual Report on the State of Public Health (the Health and Independence Report) which provides an overview of the current state of public health in three main sections: health status, factors that influence New Zealanders' health and health system performance.
The final report in on the implementation of the New Zealand health strategy and fulfils the Minister of Health’s responsibilities, set out in the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (the Act), to report annually on the progress in implementing the:
- New Zealand Health Strategy (section 8 of the Act)
- National Strategy for Quality Improvement (section 9 of the Act).
This report summarises the major achievements in the priority areas of the New Zealand public health service in 2013. Achievements are grouped according to medium-term priorities set by the Government. These priorities are consistent with the broad goals of the New Zealand Health Strategy and the National Strategy for Quality Improvement.