The College's 2017 Māori health strategy sets out to address the vision of the College regarding Māori health equity over the next five years.


The College has a long standing commitment to achieving Māori health equity and the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi: partnership, participation and protection.

Refreshed 2017 strategy



He Ihu Waka, He Ihu Whenua, He Ihu Tangata is the College’s refreshed five-year Māori strategy. The strategy focuses on three outcomes: 1) to increase the number of Māori general practitioners; 2) to determine and enable a culturally and clinically competent general practitioner workforce, and 3) to provide leadership and advocacy across the primary health sector to achieve equitable health outcomes for Māori. This strategy follows on from our 2012 Māori strategy He Ihu Waka, He Ihu Whenua.

2012 strategy

This strategy was developed by the College’s policy team in conjunction with Te Akoranga a Māui (the College’s Māori faculty). It was designed to maximise the College and its members’ contribution to achieving health equity for Māori.