At the heart of the Aotearoa New Zealand's new health system is Te Aka Whai Ora. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

We are here to drive transformational change and outcomes for hauora Māori.

Our focus will be to create a new health system focused on people – on patients, on communities, and our kaimahi healthcare workers.

What the establishment of Te Aka Whai Ora means

In the near future, the most significant changes you’ll see, are:

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi being honoured in the health system of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Te Aka Whai Ora empowering Māori to design, prioritise and deliver health services that best meet whānau needs - Māori communities and other Kiwis accessing kaupapa Māori health services will also help shape these services - everyone will benefit
  • The healthcare you need will be closer to home and reflect your community. There’ll be more focus on preventing illness and all the factors that support hauora
  • High quality emergency and specialist care will be available to everyone who needs it. Healthcare professionals and community services will work together to educate and keep you well, so there’s less need for medical care
  • Technology will keep you connected with more services in your home and community
  • Our future health workforce will be trained and developed, and will include more Māori kaimahi.

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