Central Region Equity Framework

The central region district health boards have developed a Central Region Equity Framework to promote equity of health outcomes for everyone receiving health services in the region. 

The framework aligns with the Ministry of Health’s “Equity of Health Care for Maori: A framework” and retains the focus on leadership, knowledge and commitment because they are fundamental attributes that will advance equity of health outcomes. 

Action plans will be developed through 2019/20 to enable central region district health boards to fully implement the framework. Regional activities to strengthen equity outcomes will be included in regional service plans from 2020-21 while local implementation activities will be captured in the DHB’s annual plans from 2020-21.  

The framework contains four key sections – capability, strategic planning, procurement, and monitoring and evaluation and provides an equity lens, at a high level, for activities in each of these areas.