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Equity actions in the DHB Annual Plans

All district health boards (DHBs) were asked to include, in their 2017/18 Annual Plans, specific actions to help them to achieve health equity for their populations, including Māori. The focus of the equity actions varies based on the needs and characteristics of the current and future population of the district. 

To share work that is taking place around the country we have collated the qualitative equity actions, as completed at the end of quarter two, December 2017. The report showcases what DHBs are doing to improve equity for their population and enables sharing of initiatives between DHBs to support DHBs to continue to build on the equity actions for 2018/19. The identified actions are not an exhaustive list of work the DHB undertakes for their population, this is an update on progress made against the equity actions identified in the 2017/18 Annual Plans.

We intend to provide a further update following quarter four reporting.

The report of the completed equity actions is presented in the excel sheet (right). Māori, Pacific and other populations are included as identified in the Annual Plan. Instructions are provided on a separate tab in the excel sheet.

Please note, quantitative reports that are received and assessed as part of the performance framework are separate to this report. The related pages box (right) lists links to data that provides a quantitative view on health equity.

DHB Annual Plans can be found on their local website, for further information on any of the initiatives please contact the DHB.

We welcome your feedback, you can email us at nsfl@moh.govt.nz