Auckland Regional Public Health Service is part of the National Public Health Service (NPHS) under Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand.
We are part of the NPHS Northern region. The NPHS began on July 1 2022 when a new national health service Te Whatu Ora was established under the Pae Ora (healthy future) legislation.
Public health services in Auckland work alongside whānau, iwi, communities and organisations to create and support healthier communities and to reduce or eliminate the cause and spread of infectious diseases. This also means collaborating with communities and those in other sectors to improve the wider determinants that affect people’s health, like housing or transport.
Our staff includes medical officers of health, senior medical officers, health protection officers, public health nurses, health promoters and those in systems, intelligence and planning roles, and management. We fulfil a range of regulatory roles around alcohol licensing, smokefree compliance, infectious disease management and environmental health.
The Strategic Plan outlines how ARPHS will achieve its vision of Te Ora ō Tāmaki Makaurau.
The yearly structure and direction for the organisation, as well as the range of services ARPHS delivers.