Whanganui District Health Board Pro Equity Check-Up Report

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the community residing in our health district. It is clear from our data and the experiences of Māori whānau /families using our health system that improving Māori health and achieving equity for Maori is the primary and most urgent equity challenge for us.


A pro-equity check –up (audit) was conducted August – December 2018. The purpose of the pro equity check- up ­was to assess how well we are embedding a pro-equity approach into our work. The primary focus of the check – up is to identify opportunities and create a strong foundation for our DHB as we work towards equity. To provide a clear-eyed view on where we are at, and provide practical advice on where to focus our efforts for the most sustained impact.


We need to back up what we are already doing with pro-equity action. The report recommendations include eleven findings grouped in four themes: organisational leadership and accountability for equity; Māori workforce and Māori health and equity capability; transparency in data and decision making and authentic partnership with Māori.


Click here for a copy of the report: Whanganui District Health Board Pro Equity Check-Up Report


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