Health equity

The NZMA Health Equity statement provides core principles and messages that continue to be incorporated in most of our advocacy work.

Multi-sector initiatives that address vulnerable communities are emerging and can be leveraged to support wider policy change. We referenced this in our response to the Productivity Commission Issues paper, and in submissions on climate change targets and Living well with diabetes.

The NZ Health Strategy review may provide an opportunity to put more emphasis on health equity and social determinants, while our position statement on water fluoridation notes health inequities.