Links to Key Public Health Workforce Development Strategies

If you would like to add a public health workforce development strategy that is not already listed below, please contact us by email. 



District Health Boards

DHBs are responsible for developing workforce development plans that are consistent with the District Health Boards New Zealand (DHBNZ) Future Workforce Strategy for inclusion in their District Annual Plans. Please see respective DHB websites for information and contacts details.


National Maori Public Health Workforce Development Framework and Implementation Plan

This plan provides a national Maori health strategic approach to public health workforce development, and aligns workforce development with Māori public health needs.

It aims to develop the current and future Māori health workforce to increase Māori health gains through a cross-sector, all-age inclusive approach to public health and workforce development.

Additionally, it also aims to develop the current and future non-Māori health workforce to reduce inequalities, and contribute to whānau ora.

E Ara Tauwhaiti Whakarae: National Māori Public Health Workforce Development Framework and Implementation Plan 2007. Te Rau Matatini


Future Workforce 2005 District Health Boards New Zealand

Future Workforce is a strategic framework and plan to guide collaborative workforce activity in the health sector to the year 2010.


National Maori Mental Health Workforce Development Strategic Plan 

Kia Puāwai Te Ararau provides the strategic direction for Māori mental health workforce development over the next five years, and to align workforce development with Māori mental health needs.


National Screening Unit. Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Programmes Workforce Development Strategy and Action Plan

This Strategy
outlines the way in which the NSU plans to deliver on its workforce development strategic area for action (one of six key areas for action in the NSU Strategic Plan). It aims to guide the development of a competent and capable screening workforce.



New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy

The Strategy sets out the Government's vision for a New Zealand where more people can live free of injury while continuing to lead active and challenging lives.  It aims to assist New Zealand to better focus its injury prevention efforts and resources by providing a clear direction to the range of agencies, organisations and communities which have either a direct involvement or a contributory role to play, in injury prevention activity in New Zealand.


Pacific Health and Disability Workforce Development Plan 

This Plan aims to progress the key priority workforce development areas from the Pacific Health and Disability Action Plan (Minister of Health. 2002) and the former Health Workforce Advisory Committee’s recommendations to the Minister of Health (HWAC. 2003).


Maori Health Workforce Development Plan

This plan provides a national framework and overall direction for Maori health and disability workforce development for the next 10–15 years, from which more specific local and regional plans can be developed.

It pulls together and integrates a broad range of Maori health workforce development activities and initiatives so that efforts are not duplicated and good models can be shared.


Strategic Principles for Workforce Development in New Zealand

This paper sets down seven Strategic Principles that the former Health Workforce Advisory Committee (HWAC) used to guide its approach to workforce development.



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