Māori Health Profiles & Targets

Improving performance across the health sector is fundamental to the Government's goal of ensuring there is an effective and efficient health and disability sector for all New Zealanders.

Māori Health Targets are a set of national performance measures specifically designed to improve the performance of health services focused on improving health outcomes for Māori and eliminating health disparity between Māori and non-Māori population groups. They provide a focus for action. They are reviewed annually to ensure they align with government health priorities.

DHB Māori Health Plans each year include the national targets and activities and initiatives that the DHB intends to undertake to achieve the target. The DHB recognises that it cannot achieve these targets and improve the health and wellbeing of Māori populations without working closely with other health providers, general practice teams and social services agencies.

Outlined below are the Māori health target results for Whanganui DHB and a comparison report for all district health boards.

Maori Health Profiles

The profiles contain important data and statistics about Māori health for each District Health Board (DHB) region around New Zealand. They also compare the health of Māori to non-Māori across a range of indicators for whānau, household settings, and individuals.
The information is presented using the framework of He Korowai Oranga, the Māori Health Strategy. Indicators are arranged according to the three interconnected elements of Pae ora:
  • Whānau ora (healthy families) includes indicators of whānau wellbeing and support, participation in Māori culture and te reo Māori
  • Wai ora (healthy environments) encompasses indicators of education, work, income, housing, and socioeconomic deprivation
  • Mauri ora (healthy individuals) includes individual level indicators of health status. These are presented by age group for pepi, tamariki (infants and children); rangatahi (youth); pakeke (adults); and all ages.

See the links below for the Whanganui DHB Maori Health Profiles.