Health Strategy Committee

The Health Strategy Committee conducts the business of Community & Public Health Advisory Committee (CPHAC) and Disability Support Advisory Committee (DSAC).

Terms of Reference

  1. In accordance with the NZ Public Health and Disability Act, the Board shall establish a Community and Public Health Advisory Committee to be called the Health Strategy Committee, whose members and chairperson shall be as determined by the Board from time to time.

  2. None of the Committees of the Board have delegated authority and all have an advisory role to the Board. The Committee’s scope of action outlined below should be read with this important qualification in mind. This advisory role will normally be discharged by way of the Board adopting the Committee’s minutes but other forms of reporting/advising may occur from time to time.

  3. The functions of the Health Strategy Committee shall be to
    • a) Examine in depth, issues associated with:
      • I. the needs, and any factors that the Committee believes may adversely affect the health status of the resident population of the Waikato DHB
      • II. priorities for use of the health funding provided.
    • b) Monitor:
      • I. Programmes by which significant service models are established or amended; and
      • II. Programmes by which new initiatives with significant costs are implemented.
    • c) Consider priority programme plans arising from the refresh of the strategy undertaken in 2016 and monitor them as they are implemented.

  4. 4) The issues to be examined by the Committee shall be identified:
    • a) at the Committee’s initiative
    • b) at the Executive’s initiative
    • c) at the request of the Board.

  5. The Committee’s advice may not be inconsistent with the New Zealand health strategy.

  6. The executive group of Waikato DHB shall develop and have approved by the committee a rolling schedule of programmes to be monitored by the committee.

  7. The Health Strategy Committee shall hold meetings as frequently as the Board considers necessary. Six meetings are normally held annually.