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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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Research projects

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Completed
Aug 2015
This factsheet examines the prevalence of alcohol use during young people’s first cigarette smoking experience.
Commissioned
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...
Completed
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.
Completed
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 provides information on the demographic profile of non-drinkers and their reasons for not drinking alcohol from the 2013 ABAS. Non-drinkers were defined as people who self-identified as non-drinkers or people who had not...
Completed
May 2015
One of the main sources of New Zealand data on youth smoking is the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS). The YIS monitors Year 10 students’ behaviours, attitudes and knowledge on a range of tobacco-related topics, including their opinions on the acceptability of exposure to second-hand smoke. Respondents in the 2014 YIS were asked whether they agreed or disagreed that...
Commissioned
May 2015
This report provides the topline findings from the formative research with parents and caregivers about oral health in preschoolers. 
Completed
May 2015
In March 2011, the New Zealand Government committed to a goal of New Zealand becoming smokefree by the year 2025, where less than 5% of the population smokes (The New Zealand Government, 2011). To regularly monitor public opinions about tobacco control and aid the development of appropriate health promotion strategies, the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) monitors...
Completed
May 2015
To regularly monitor young people’s opinions about tobacco control and aid the development of appropriate health promotion strategies, participants in the 2014 YIS were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with the following tobacco control measures: banning smoking in outdoor areas where young people go, implementing annual tax increases, reducing retailer availability, and banning the sale of...
Completed
Apr 2015
To understand the factors that contribute to people taking up the influenza vaccine, the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) biennial Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) asks New Zealanders aged 15 years and over about their attitudes and behaviour in relation to the vaccine.
Completed
Apr 2015
People who suffer from mental illness not only have to cope with the illness itself, but also with the public stigma and discrimination that is associated with these illnesses (Reavley & Jorm, 2012). The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) contributes to the Like Minds, Like Mine programme to increase social inclusion and promote the reduction of stigma and discrimination for people who...

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