The Public Health Association of New Zealand wants the Ministry of Health to act on the recommendations of the health and disability review.
Part of that review was a recommendation to create a Māori health authority.
Māori policy advisor Leah Bain affirmed the association’s support for that.
The association also wants a Māori counterpart to Director-General Dr Ashley Bloomfield. This would mean that the director-general for Māori health would be an equal, not a deputy.