President Mike Arms said he's confident the group will still be able to raise the usual $80,000 from its walk.
Henline doesn't know what life holds for her but looks forward to continuing with the HWAC
program and enjoying many good moments on horseback.
As the HWAC
report prompts; Much can be done, and will need to be done, within existing resources but we should be thinking and planning now as to where and how new resources for health workforce development should be invested, should the opportunity arise.
In its recommendations to the Minister of Health in 2003, HWAC
emphasised the need for district health boards (DHBs) and District Health Board New Zealand (DHBNZ) to assume a role in leading workforce development.
The sub-committee was established following a HWAC
summit last year, which identified that a national Maori group capable of strong leadership was needed.
* To progress the development of healthy workplace environments, HWAC, working with the Ministry and other bodies, should develop a set of national guidelines to implement and monitor healthy environments by June 2005.
* A national Maori health specialist advisory group should be formed as part of HWAC.
The Minister told the summit delegates HWAC's advice would be "heard and heeded" by the Government.
Others speaking on the opening day were HWAC chair Andrew Hornblow, Nursing Council chair Annette Huntington and HWAC member, University of Auckland professor Colin Mantell.
AROUND 120 invitees will attend the Health Workforce Advisory Committee's (HWAC
) summit in Wellington on March 26 and 27.