Community and Public Health and Disability Support Advisory Committee

​​At its meeting on 15 March 2018, the Board of the Canterbury District Health Board endorsed the merging of the Community and Public Health Advisory Committee (CPHAC) and Disability Advisory Support Committee (DSAC), into the Community and Public Health and Disability Advisory Support Committee (CPH&DSAC).


CPH&DSAC has specific aims and functions prescribed within the NZ Health and Disabil​ity Act 2000 (Schedule 4, Clauses 2 and 3). These are to give the Board advice on:

  • the needs, including the disability support needs, and any factors that the Comm​​​ittee believes may adversely affect the health status, of the resident population; and

  • priorities for the use of the health funding, including disability support funding, provided.


Terms of Reference

CPH&DSAC Terms of Reference



The Board appoints members to the Committee. The Committee comprises both Board members and m​embers of the public. They have a statutory governance role.


Current Membership

Dr Anna Crighton (Chair - CPHAC)
Tracey Chambers (Chair - DSAC)
David Morrell (Deputy Chair - CPHAC)
Chris Mene (Deputy Chair - DSAC)
Sally Buck
Tom Callanan
Wendy Dallas-Katoa (Manawhenua)
Rochelle Faimalo
Susan Foster-Cohen
Jo Kane
Yvonne Palmer
Dr Olive Webb
Hans Wouters
Ta Mark Solomon (ex-officio)
Dr John Wood (ex-officio)​



Members of the public are welcome to attend any meeting, subject only to the right of the Committee to exclude the public from certain items of business, such as those that deal with matters of privacy or commercial sensitivity. 

2018: Agenda Papers and Min​utes



3 May 2018

30 August 2018

1 November 2018



1 March 2018



1 March 2018 


Archived Papers

2017: Agenda Papers and Minutes

2016: Agenda Papers and Minutes


If you wish to view minutes from earlier years, please contact Anna Craw, Board Secretariat.

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Related Documents

The collaborative Canterbury and the West Coast Health Disability Action Plan marks a major milestone for equitable care in both regions.

You can v​​iew and download a copy of the plan​ from our publications section.


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Page last reviewed: 27 August 2018