Pacific People's 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 people's health in March 2012.
Read our position statement on Pacific people's health
Key points include:
- 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 people's health is required to ensure general practitioners working with Pacific peoples are supported.