Following the Health and Disability Review in 2020, The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill provides for a new structure and new accountability arrangements for the publicly-funded health system, in order to protect, promote, and improve the health of all New Zealanders.
This is currently at select committee stage, with submissions on this being accepted until December 9, 2021.
Among the views being sought are those on the Pacific Strategy section of the Bill, and if it meets the aspirations of Pacific people in primary care.
Pacific Aotearoa is being encouraged to put forward their views, to ensure their voice is heard when it comes to health care in New Zealand.
The Bill disestablishes District Health Boards and the Health Promotion Agency, and establishes:
The Bill aims to tackle the root causes of inequity and variation in the structure of the health system. The Bill is intended to give effect to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi. The purpose of the reforms is to:
It also provides a statutory purpose and framework for recognising iwi-Māori partnership boards.