In March 2012, the College released a position statement on Pacific peoples' health.

Pacific Peoples' Health 

Pacific peoples have a higher death rate and a lower life expectancy than other ethnic groups, excluding Māori. We released a position statement on Pacific peoples' health in March 2012.

Read our position statement on Pacific peoples' health

Key points included:

  • It is important general practice services better meet the needs of Pacific peoples and communities.

  • Enhancing mainstream competency in delivering services to Pacific peoples is as important as continuing to develop Pacific primary care and general practice services in areas with significant Pacific populations.

  • A comprehensive, structured approach to developing Pacific peoples’ health is required to ensure general practitioners working with Pacific peoples are supported.


  • Position statementPacific Peoples' Health

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