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.