This report aims to build a robust evidence base for Pacific health that will support the metro-Auckland DHBs to identify areas for Pacific health improvement. The evidence will be used to inform the development of and to pursue an Outcomes Framework including a dashboard, targets and proposed priorities for the 2013/14 annual planning process. This key findings summary distils the most important factors that will need to be addressed by the outcomes framework, and suggests areas to explore in terms of potential interventions. Much more detail is to be found throughout the report, with boxes drawing out the key points at the head of each chapter. The accompanying Workbook has a further 64 pages of graphs and tables of data.
The Pacific population is one of the fastest growing populations in New Zealand. In metro-Auckland (Counties Manukau, Auckland and Waitemata DHBs), the Pacific population makes up 16 percent of the total population. Samoans are the largest Pacific group living in metro-Auckland, followed by Tongans, Cook Island Māori, and Niueans.