June 25, 2018
Maori input guaranteed in settling health research priorities
A new group which will help set New Zealand’s health research priorities will have a Māori co-chair.
The 13-member independent Development Group includes leading health researchers, innovators, advisors and health delivery experts.
It comes out of a 10-year New Zealand Health Research Strategy which involved the Health Research Council, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Health.
Until now, New Zealand has never had a unified set of health research priorities at a national level.
Over the next year the Development Group will consult widely and develop a broad set of strategic areas to guide investment activity through to 2027.
Group members include Professor Michael Baker, Emeritus Professor Richard Bedford, Rose Kahaki, Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, and others.
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