To advocate, promote and enhance the development of youth health practitioners and services for young people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- To improve the health of young people age 12-24, in NZ by facilitating the education of health professionals in the area of youth health. By promoting, supporting and furthering the knowledge skills and scope of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals working within the health specialty.
- Benefit the community by ensuring that young people can access health professionals with specialist skills by working with the professional bodies and colleges in the NZ health sector to enable health professionals to meet the standards required for recognition as youth health specialists.
- Do anything necessary or helpful to the above purposes, including participation in research, training and certification of practitioners.
SYHPANZ is governed by an executive committee consisting of thefollowing members for 2019 – 2020:
|Chairperson||Anita Balhorn||Hawkes Bay|
|Treasurer||Vicki Shaw||Palmerston North|
|General Executive Members|
|Kate Chi Tar||Auckland|
|Michaela Vanderspeck||Hawkes Bay|
|Ministry of Health – Officio||Janine Ryland||Wellington|