The current health system underperforms for Māori. With lower life expectancy, more unavoidable deaths, and inconsistencies in quality of care, the future system needs to support Māori in a very different way. 

There are stronger expectations for our future health system to deliver better care and health outcomes for Māori and other groups who have not been well served. This means:

  • removing barriers
  • enabling opportunities
  • supporting the whole system to be more culturally responsive
  • empowering Māori to take a leadership role for Māori health.

What’s changing? / He aha ngā panonitanga?

A new, statutory entity, Māori Health Authority, will be responsible for ensuring the health system works well for Māori – working in partnership with both the Ministry of Health and Health New Zealand

Read more about the Māori Health Authority

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