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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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People’s perceptions of the acceptability and prevalence of risky alcohol consumption may influence their own intentions and behaviour (Rimal & Real, 2005). Among university and college students, social norms are well demonstrated to influence alcohol misuse (Foxcroft et al., 2015; Kypri & Langley, 2003). The Health Promotion Agency (HPA)’s Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol...
Dec 2015
The New Zealand Mental Health Survey (NZMHS) is an annual, nationally-representative survey, conducted for the first time in 2015. The purpose of the NZMHS is to provide useful and up-to-date information about issues relating to mental health in New Zealand. To this end, the 2015 NZMHS included topics relating to social support and connectedness, wellbeing, attitudes towards people experiencing...
Oct 2015
HPA's Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is an annual survey that monitors New Zealanders' behaviour and attitudes towards alcohol. This fact sheet reports on adults’ alcohol consumption and experiences of drinking alcohol within the last month.
Oct 2015
The purpose of this research was to help inform the development of a consumer marketing and education campaign to raise awareness, recognition, understanding, and correct use of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system. The 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...
Sep 2015
The Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is undertaken every year by the Health Promotion Agency. This report provides information on the method for the 2014/15 ABAS undertaken between November 2014 and February 2015.
Aug 2015
The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) provides insight into New Zealanders’ tobacco-related behaviours and attitudes, including their awareness of the Government’s goal for reducing the smoking prevalence to less than 5% by 2025. In the 2012 HLS, 43% of respondents reported that they were aware of the national goal. The same question was repeated in 2014, and...
Aug 2015
The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (DHB) Developmental Assessment Programme (DAP) provides multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessments of children with complex developmental and behavioural concerns. One component of the DAP is a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Assessment Pathway for children with developmental and behavioural issues potentially related to prenatal alcohol exposure. This...
Aug 2015
This factsheet examines the prevalence of alcohol use during young people’s first cigarette smoking experience.
30 Jun 2015
The Whanganui Regional Health Network’s Early Pregnancy Assessment Approach (EPAA) is designed to improve identification and management of early pregnancy risk factors within the primary care setting. It is a comprehensive model that includes an early pregnancy screening tool for general practice, maternity support roles and strengthened referral pathways and information sharing between...
Jun 2015
HPA's Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is an annual survey that monitors New Zealanders' behaviour and attitudes towards alcohol. This fact sheet reports on the number of alcoholic drinks consumed and the length of time spent drinking alcohol on the last drinking occasion involving two or more alcoholic drinks among adults aged 18-years and older from the 2013 ABAS.

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