The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) is an independent national membership association with a commitment to health for all. We provide the opportunity for people who share this commitment to
VisionThe PHA recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a foundational document, defining respectful relationships between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti. We are committed to being a Te Tiriti based organisation.
These are the principles and standards by which the PHA will operate. The PHA will also seek to have these values reflected in the actions of others to achieve our vision of health equity.
Tautoko – Support for those who most need it, to improve their health and wellbeing, so they can flourish.
Manaakitanga – Respect for all. Includes equity of outcomes achieved by addressing historic injustices and contemporary inequities.
Kotahitanga – A bias for action and solidarity at all levels of society (national and local government, iwi, hapu, local communities, whanua) for the collective good.
Mātauranga – Decisions should be made on the best available evidence, including from tea o Māori and other indigenous knowledge; when that evidence is limited innovation should be encouraged and evidence should be progressively gathered.
Matatika – Integrity, compassion, tolerance and transparency.
Wairuatanga - Recognises that all aspects of the Māori world have a ever-present spiritual dimension, which pervades all Māori values.
Rangatiratanga - Is leadership in action for the collective good.
The PHA recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi as Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document, defining respectful relationships between tangata whenua and tangata tiriti. The PHA is committed to ensuring that Te Tiriti values of respect, partnership, equality, and full participation infuse all our policies, actions and services.
This means that our governance and decision-making must reflect Te Tiriti values - the specific needs of Māori, and kaupapa Māori solutions must be factored into all decision making about public health.
Alana@pha.org.nz, see profile