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HPA leads and delivers innovative, high quality and cost-effective programmes that:

  • promote health, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles
  • prevent disease, illness and injury
  • enable environments that support health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles reduce personal, social and economic harm.

It also undertakes functions specific to providing advice and research on alcohol issues.

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Research projects

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Commissioned
7 Dec 2017
Very little is known about the role of alcohol in older people’s lives over the lifespan, patterns of alcohol use over older adulthood, and how the drinking patterns of older New Zealanders compare with patterns in older adults in other countries. Using data from the New Zealand Health, Work & Retirement Longitudinal Study (NZHWR), this report explores the patterns of drinking in...
Commissioned
27 Nov 2017
This report contains results from the Home Safety Study on alcohol and risk of injuries from unintentional cutting, piercing and falls at home. 
Completed
Nov 2017
The Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is a national survey of people aged 15 years and over about alcohol consumption patterns, alcohol-related behaviour, consequences of consuming alcohol, and attitudes. Results from the 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 surveys were combined to allow analysis of subpopulation groups such as those who are non-drinkers. This report presents...
Completed
30 Oct 2017
The Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is a national survey of people aged 15 years and over about alcohol consumption patterns, alcohol-related behaviour, consequences of consuming alcohol, and attitudes. Results from the 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 surveys were combined to allow analysis of subpopulation groups such as those living in geographic regions. This report...
Completed
17 Sep 2017
Presentation showing the findings of Rotorua focus group discussions by Dr Lynne Russell, Senior Researcher. Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāti Māmoe, Ngāti Porou.
Completed
Aug 2017
This series presents the results of the 2015 Mental Health Monitor (NZMHM). The 2015 NZMHM collected data related to overall mental health and wellbeing, connectedness and support, mental distress (depression, anxiety and psychological distress), knowledge of depression and anxiety, help-seeking behaviour and intentions, and attitudes towards people experiencing mental distress. Measures...
Completed
Jul 2017
Topics: Research, Gambling
This report uses data from the 2014 HLS to assess experience, knowledge and opinions about gambling harm among New Zealand adults, both overall and among different social and population groups (as defined by gender, ethnicity, neighbourhood deprivation level, risk of gambling harm, type of gambling participation, and number of gambling activities participated in over the past 12 months). Where...
Completed
Jun 2017
This report presents descriptive results about New Zealanders’ attitudes to drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The data are from the Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS), which is a national survey of people aged 15 years and over about alcohol consumption patterns, alcohol-related behaviour, consequences of consuming alcohol, and attitudes. 
Completed
Jun 2017
This is a methods report for the combination of three survey datasets. The 2015 and 2016 New Zealand Mental Health Survey (NZMHS) and the 2016 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) datasets were pooled in order to allow researchers to analyse itemsrelated to mental health for small sub-population groups, such as subgroups of Pacific peoples or Māori.
Completed
Apr 2017
This analysis uses the 2016 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) dataset. Publications for this survey, including the method report and questionnaire, are still in development and are not yet publically available.These preliminary results should be treated with caution. Final results may differ slightly. A comprehensive analysis of the responses is underway and will include specific context...

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