The New Zealand Government has accepted a significant need for change and investment into the mental health and addiction system is required as recommended in He Ara Oranga here.
Anxiety NZ acknowledges that current inequities are not acceptable and recognises its ongoing responsibilities to Māori and works to continue to support implementation recommended by He Ara Oranga.
Anxiety NZ acknowledges the principles identified through WAI 2575 (Health Services and Outcomes Inquiry) of: Guarantee of Tino Rangatiratanga, Equity, Active Protection, Options and Partnership.
Anxiety NZ understands that far broader changes to the health and disability sector are to come, Pūrongo Whakamutunga here.
Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025 sets the government’s direction for Māori health advancement over the next five years. Whakamaua presents new opportunities for the Ministry, the health and disability system, and the wider government to make considerable progress in achieving Māori health equity.
You can download a copy of our Māori Health Policy And Plan in PDF format at the bottom of the page.
"He āwhina, he aroha ngā miro tuitui i ngā haehaetanga a te mate.
Love and support knit together the lacerations of anguish."
Professor Tipene-Leach says improving equity of health outcomes in Aotearoa requires first that we acknowledge that racism exists and that current inequities are not acceptable.
“Colonisation and systemic racism has had a significant effect on health outcomes and we need to understand that inequity is deep-seated in our society, it is complex and it can impact on patient engagement in their health care and the choices they make." Professor David Tipene-Leach
The Medical Council of New Zealand, in partnership with Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (Te ORA), has released an independent research report outlining findings on the current state of cultural safety and health equity delivered by doctors in Aotearoa New Zealand.