Our Position and Advocacy

CHA is a respected advocate for the paediatric services sector. CHA consults closely with its members on each issue and can speak on behalf of the sector without the restrictions that can apply to individuals employed by a given health service.

Government agencies and other stakeholders seek advice from CHA on a wide range of issues related to the provision of paediatric care.  We take this responsibility seriously and ensure that all advice or advocacy provided is credible, factual and informed by our members.  CHA is committed to championing effective strategies for partnering with children, young people and their families and advocating for a healthy sustainable future for children, families and the planet.  

Partnering with First Nations people

First nations people have called for a community-led, strengths-based approach, one that values their experience.  

CHA is committed to supporting health services and professionals to recognise and improve the disparity in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori peoples of New Zealand, and pledge our ongoing support to the goal of achieving health equity.  

Sustainable Healthcare

A strategic priority for CHA is to advocate for a healthy sustainable future for children, families and the planetTo achieve this we work with our members to enable children’s healthcare services to share practical innovations and strategies related to renewable energy, efficient design, sustainable supplies, & recycling waste 

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