2021 is promising to be another challenging year in health. At Te Papa Hauora we are well prepared for that.

We have planned a series of events that will increase the profile of health in our region, encourage research findings to be widely disseminated, and support health education at various levels in the system.
We recognise the potential impact of the Health and Systems Disability Review activation, and in that context we will play our part in supporting good health outcomes. The TPH Council has determined that this year we will be putting special emphasis on equity in health which will be reflected in our activity throughout the year.
I look forward to a strong involvement with the health sector and the wider Canterbury community as the year progresses.
Peter Townsend CNZM
Chair – Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council