In Aotearoa New Zealand, people have differences in health that are not only avoidable but unfair and unjust. Equity recognises different people with different levels of advantage require different approaches and resources to get equitable health outcomes (Ministry of Health 2019).
While multiple possible equity dimensions exist (socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, geographic, for example), in Aotearoa New Zealand Māori are the most affected by health inequities and with Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand, have a right to be provided with equitable care.
On this page, you will find resources to support your practice to achieve equitable health outcomes.
Please contact the Practice Network Team if you would like to schedule a time with the Pou Oraka Matua (Māori Health and Equity Director) or Pou Tōkeke (Project Manager for Health Equity) where tailored equity advice can be provided relevant to your practice's enrolled patients.