The Funding Process
The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is funded by the
Government to provide health and disability services to the people
of the Bay fo Plenty region.
Each year the Government allocates money to District Health
Boards according to a formula based on population characteristics,
for example the number of people who live in rural areas, have low
income, or are from disadvantaged groups.
The Planning and Funding Division of the BOPDHB is responsible
for planning and purchasing health and disability services across
the Bay of Plenty district. What services get purchased depends on
the health needs of the population, what is clinical best practice
at the time, as well as priorities set both locally and by the
Minister of Health. Population Health needs are determined via
health needs assessments.
The core responsibilities of the Planning and Funding
- Assessing our population's current and future health
- Determining the best mix and range of services to be
- Building partnerships with service providers, Government
agencies and other DHBs.
- Engaging with our stakeholders and community.
- Leading the development of new service plans and strategies in
health priority areas.
- Prioritising and implementing national health and disability
policies and strategies in relation to local need.
- Undertaking and managing contractual agreements with service
- Monitoring, auditing and evaluating service delivery.
The Planning and Funding Division enters
into service agreements or arrangements with appropriately
qualified and capable health providers who can best provide the
health and disability services required to meet the needs of our
population, achieve the objectives of the BOPDHB and enhance
efficiencies across the whole of the health system. Provider
selection is done according to the procurement policies of the
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