Our mission is to deliver better outcomes for patients and our community by linking the country's leading healthcare and tertiary institutions. 



Our vision is to grow an academic health alliance model which is firmly rooted in the health realities of our Auckland region. 

The Auckland Academic Health Alliance is taking the best from proven exemplars overseas and applying them with local innovation. The model is underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Auckland DHB and the University of Auckland.  This MoU outlines how our two organisations will collaborate to achieve a shared mission and vision. 



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The AAHA goals are to 

  • implement a ‘discovery-care-discovery’ continuum
  • develop innovative high-quality health professional education and training
  • improve research, education and clinical outcomes through making better use of existing resources
  • attract and retain high-quality staff and students
  • become the pre-eminent model of national excellence in specific services
  • generate new opportunities for partnership
  • attract additional funding support from a range of sponsors

staff and community discussion at School of Population Health, Tamaki