A health system that works for Māori, works for everyone

Te Aka Whai Ora Māori Health Authority is an equal partner in the reformed health system of Aotearoa New Zealand.

An organisation that puts a Te Tiriti lens on the delivery of all health services for Māori, we work together with Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand and Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health.

Our role is to lead and monitor transformational change in the way the entire health system understands and responds to the health and wellbeing needs of whānau Māori.

Our new health system 

The foundations of our new health system are outlined in the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022(external link): 

  • Embedding a Tiriti-dynamic health system 
  • Health equity matters for everyone 
  • Implementing a population health approach 
  • Ensuring a sustainable health service delivery system 
The key system shifts
  • The health system will reinforce Te Tiriti principles and obligations
  • All people will be able to access a comprehensive range of support in their local communities to help them stay well
  • Everyone will have equal access to high quality emergency and specialist care when they need it
  • Digital services will provide more people the care they need in their homes and communities
  • Health and care workers will be valued and well trained for the future health system.

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