CCN is a collaborative of health professionals, mana whenua, consumers, and cross sector partners working collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities from Kaikōura to Ashburton.

We bring people together in forums to design equitable health services and collectively make decisions about how, when and where services are delivered. We use data on current and predicted trends, alongside real-world experiences from our providers and our community, to identify areas of inequitable access or outcomes and inform decisions.

We use a values-based framework to ensure that people and their family/ whānau are at the centre of designing equitable health services in a genuine and purposeful partnership. Together, we to decide how, when and where health services are delivered.

our aim:

  • understanding what our population needs by using data and listening to what health providers and our community tell us;
  • planning health services to make the best use of our resources (people, funding and equipment);
  • developing models which focus on providing the best services possible within our means.


We recognise the Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a foundation that guides our approach and agree that the Te Tiriti o Waitangi establishes the unique and special partnership between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti.  This is embedded into our strategic focus which guides the work we do every day.