Health Promotion Agency: HPA
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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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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.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Topics: Research, Households, Diet & Nutrition, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life, Communicating, Information & Communications Technology, Innovation
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...
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.
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Emissions, Environment, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Drugs & Alcohol, Lifestyle & Standard of Living
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...
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Developmental Assessment Programme FASD Assessment Pathway: Process Evaluation
Topics: Evaluation, Social Services, Behaviour Management, Child Development, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Mental Health, Children
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...
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