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Pacific public health workforce development: Te Uru Kahikatea

 
 
Te Uru Kahikatea: The Public Health Workforce Development Plan (TUK) is the national strategy to guide public health workforce development in New Zealand between 2007 -2016. 
 
Goal 1, Objective 3 outlines specific actions to further Pacific health workforce development. 
 
 

TUK Goal 1:

Develop an effective and sustainable public health workforce. 
 

TUK Objective 3

Strengthen the Pacific public health workforce and the capability of the non-Pacific workforce to improve Pacific health and reduce inequalities
 

TUK Action 3.1

Support the development and implementation of a strategic approach to strengthen the Pacific public health workforce and increase the capability of the non-Pacific workforce to improve Pacific health and reduce inequalities.

 

TUK Action 3.2

Maximise opportunities in all the other TUK objectives to further Pacific public health workforce priorities. 
 
 
 

Public health research: Pacific health needs assessment

 

In 2006, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research completed a three stage needs assessment to further inform the priorities for Pacific public health workforce development. The recommendations were:

  • Continue to develop the information base about the Pacific public health workforce
  • Enhance access to public health education training and development opportunities
  • Strengthen career pathways and meet the professional support needs of the Pacific public health workforce
  • Assist small Pacific public health organisations to address recruitment and retention issues

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2006.  Pacific Public Health Workforce Needs Assessment: Final stage strategy development: Report to the Public health Directorate of the Ministry of Health. Wellington: Ministry of Health. 
 

The progress of public health workforce development is aligned with the Ministry of Health priorities for the whole-of-sector Pacific health workforce development programme, managed by the Pacific branch of the Ministry of Health.
 

Updates on progress will be posted on this website as they become available.
 

 

 

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