Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research and Evaluation

Caring for the health and wellbeing of Asian and other Ethnic Minority communities in New Zealand

In Memoriam


Petition on National health and well-being policy/ Strategy for ethnic communities

New Zealand Parliament

Over the past two years, there have been several statements released on ensuring Asians and other ethnic minority communities are explicitly included in health and wellbeing services delivered across New Zealand:

  1. Pae Ora: ensuring a healthy future for all – including Asian and Ethnic minorities 
  2. Recommendations on the health system reform from the Asian Caucus of the PHA
  3. Statement on the health system reform for Asian and ethnic communities 

The following petition builds on the previous work of the Public Health Association, academics and community organisations, and requests that “the House of Representatives urge Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand to develop a national, entity-level policy/strategy and regional/district implementation plans to improve the health and well-being of Asian and other ethnic minority population groups”.

By the petition process, we wish to raise awareness about Asian and ethnic health, and build momentum toward a change in policy and in how health and wellbeing services are delivered across New Zealand. Feel free to sign your name if you support this significant initiative.

Please also support us in promoting the petition within your networks.

The Ethnic Health Collective is a new platform launched to improve health equity for ethnic minority communities in Aotearoa.

Membership for Organisations: Organisations/Registered entities can join the Ethnic Collective here:

Membership for Individuals any person can become a member of the Collective without representing a specific organisation here:

Who we are

The Centre for Asian and Ethnic Minority Health Research and Evaluation (CAHRE) is a research centre at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

We have a strong focus on the current health issues of Asian and other Ethnic Minority communities in New Zealand and seeks to develop strategic ways to improve and visualise the health status of this fast-growing population. It also values partnerships with other research academics to further its goals. 

The centre acknowledges Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand and it provides a foundation for other ethnic groups and newcomers as they settle in New Zealand. CAHRE is committed to supporting Te Tiriti Waitangi principles: Protection, Partnership, and Participation in all its activities.