Equity at ProCare

It is well documented that there are significant inequities in access, quality of service and outcomes in New Zealand’s healthcare system. Across Aotearoa, Māori and Pasifika people and those in low socioeconomic groups are still the most disadvantaged from a health perspective.

While healthcare organisations cannot solve the problems alone, nor do they have the power to improve all of the social determinants of health, they do have the power to address disparities directly at the point of care, and to impact some of the determinants that create these disparities.
As a leading healthcare provider, ProCare has made a commitment towards advancing equity and improving health outcomes for disadvantaged populations. We aim to do this by:

• building trust and authentic relationships
• collaboration, and
• walking alongside each other to help drive change.

We have also made a commitment towards ensuring we meet our Te Tiriti obligations; working in partnership with Māori, providing services in a culturally appropriate way, recognising the expression of hauora Māori models of care and ensuring that Māori are equitable co-designers of services for Māori.

Our mission is to reimagine healthcare to deliver the most progressive, pro-active and equitable health and wellbeing services in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Māori Health

ProCare has a strong focus on improving the health and wellbeing outcomes of our Māori communities. Working in partnership with community organisations; our aim is to deliver programmes that help promote overall wellbeing for whānau, whilst at the same time reducing the incidence of factors that may cause ill health such as rheumatic fever, diabetes, heart disease, smoking and mental health and addiction challenges.

Pacific Health

ProCare aims to improve the health outcomes for Pacific communities by working in partnership with community organisations to address the equity gaps and integrate healthcare into the community. We recognise people’s health and wellbeing can be supported in a range of different settings, including at home, at school, at church or at the gym.


Transforming healthcare and improving health outcomes requires partnership and increased focus on addressing the growing equity gaps. Our Equity team is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our Māori and Pacific communities.