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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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Completed
Mar 2016
When people perceive that heavy drinking is highly prevalent or permissible in their community, they may be more likely to develop risky drinking patterns themselves (Kypri & Langley, 2003; Perkins, 2002). In 2013/14, around 20% of New Zealand adults who drank alcohol reported drinking at a level that might be hazardous to their physical or mental health (Ministry of Health, 2014). The...
Completed
Mar 2016
The type of alcohol consumed on typical drinking occasions varies by the drinkers’ sex, age and ethnicity (Ministry of Health, 2015). Those who drink at harmful levels have different preferences for the type of alcohol and the price of alcohol purchased compared to other types of drinkers, such as low-risk drinkers (Ministry of Justice, 2014). The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Attitudes and...
Completed
Mar 2016
The type of alcohol consumed on typical drinking occasions varies by the drinkers’ sex, age and ethnicity (Ministry of Health, 2015). Those who drink at harmful levels have different preferences for the type of alcohol and the price of alcohol purchased compared to other types of drinkers, such as low-risk drinkers (Ministry of Justice, 2014). The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Attitudes and...
Completed
2016
In 2013/14, one in five (20%) New Zealanders aged 15 years or more who drank alcohol in the past year reported a potentially hazardous alcohol consumption pattern (Ministry of Health, 2014). However, a smaller minority reported having sought or received help to reduce their level of alcohol use (Ministry of Health 2014). Drinkers may experience a range of harms from drinking, with the most common...
Completed
2016
Individual behaviour can be affected by environmental and peer influences including offers of alcohol, modeling of heavy drinking behaviour and perceived social norms (Borsari & Carey, 2001). People’s perceptions of the acceptability and prevalence of risky drinking patterns may influence their own drinking intentions and behaviour (Rimal & Real, 2005). Peer influences and the perception...
Commissioned
2016
The Health Star Rating (HSR) is a new voluntary front-of-pack labelling system developed for use in New Zealand and Australia. It takes the guesswork out of reading nutrition labels and allows consumers to make better informed, healthier choices quickly and easily when comparing similar packaged foods. The HSR system was developed through a collaborative process between the ...
Completed
Jan 2016
The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) provides insight into New Zealanders’ tobacco-related behaviours and attitudes. This factsheet uses data from the 2014 HLS to assist with understanding current smokers’ expectations of future smoking.
Completed
2016
HPA’s Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) monitors New Zealanders’ behaviour and attitudes toward alcohol, including drinking behaviour and the type of alcohol consumed. This fact sheet examines 15 to 17-year-olds’ alcohol consumption during their last drinking occasion.
Completed
Jan 2016
New Zealand has a goal of reducing smoking prevalence to a minimal level by 2025 (often referred to as ‘Smokefree 2025’).1 This goal is supported by one of the six New Zealand health targets: better help for smokers to quit that is designed to prompt smokers to make a quit attempt and use evidence-based cessation support.2 Cessation support available includes a range of services and products,...
Completed
2016
In 2014/15, 57% of 15 to 17-year-olds reported consuming alcohol within the last 12 months, and of those who consumed alcohol, 19% had a potentially hazardous drinking pattern (Ministry of Health, 2015). HPA’s Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) monitors New Zealanders’ behaviour and attitudes toward alcohol, including drinking behaviour and the type of alcohol consumed. This...

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