Te Whatu Ora is a Crown entity established under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2000.
We have a Board that is appointed by the Minister of Health.
Te Whatu Ora has an overall statutory function to lead and support activities for the following purposes:
- Promoting health and wellbeing and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
- Preventing disease, illness and injury
- Enabling environments that support health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.
- Reducing personal, social and economic harm.
It also has specific statutory functions to provide advice and research on alcohol-related issues.
For more information about us, please visit our website.