Recently, CAHRE held a panel discussion on Pae Ora and Ethnic Minority Health at its National Symposium. The session led to a passionate and wide-ranging discussion involving conference attendees that included health practitioners, service managers, academics, researchers, representatives from government and non-government sectors and communities.
Mr Grant Berghan (previous CEO) and Dr Lifeng Zhou (Asian caucus chair) were among the panellists of the 2022 CAHRE Symposium and Associate Prof Roshini Peiris-John (Asian caucus member) facilitated the panel discussion.
In the document attached, key points from the panel discussion reflecting the views of the panellists and delegates that attended the conference are summarised to facilitate appropriate government responsiveness to the health needs of this population in Aotearoa New Zealand.
To date, the document has been sent to the nation’s top health leaders including some ministers and MPs related. Hon Andrew Little’s office has indicated that the Minister has noted our concerns and asked the MoH to provide a formal response.
You can read the document here: Ensuring a healthy future for Asian and Ethnic minorities.pdf