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Public Health Unit Annual Plan Guidance 2017/18

Released December 2016

Over recent years, the Ministry of Health has been working with public health units (PHUs) to develop nationally consistent planning and reporting templates and strengthen alignment of PHU/DHB planning and reporting processes.

These documents set out the 2017/18 Annual Plan Guidance for DHB-owned PHUs to support them to develop their PHU annual plan with their DHB(s).  The guidance, which forms part of the 2017/18 Planning Package for DHBs, has been developed by the Ministry-sector working group in consultation with Ministry and sector colleagues.

Please consider all of the documents carefully. Section 1 of the Guidance Overview outlines alignment with Results Based Accountability™ (RBA) and the core functions approach. Section 2 is focused on general guidance while section 3 is about the ‘mechanics’ of the 2017/18 PHU annual plan and its templates. Advice on the timeline for the PHU annual plan and its endorsement by your DHB(s) is provided at the end of the document.