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A new national health plan - Te Pae Tata | interim New Zealand Health Plan 2022 - has been released. It is a two-year plan that will guide Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority as they start making changes to improve the health system.

This two-year plan identifies:

  • the most important areas for the health system to improve first
  • which actions to take now, to start building a future health system that works better for all New Zealanders.

While working on the priorities and actions in Te Pae Tata over the next two years, there will be work and engagement with communities to develop the first full New Zealand Health Plan, to be completed by June 2024.

Disabled people prioritised as an equity group in Te Pae Tata

This commitment is an historic moment. It is the first time disabled people have been formally recognised as a priority group in the New Zealand health system.

By recognising disabled people as a priority group in Te Pae Tata, Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora are making a commitment to designing a new health system that will take responsibility for providing appropriate, accessible healthcare for Tāngata whaikaha | Disabled people.

Te Pae Tata includes a section that focuses specifically on the health of Tāngata Whaikaha | Disabled people (section 4.3).

You can read more about what Te Pae Tata says about Disability on the web page -  Disability in Te Pae Tata.