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) 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...
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...
This report provides the topline findings from the formative research with parents and caregivers about oral health in preschoolers.
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...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Law & Justice, Emissions, Drugs & Alcohol, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living
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...
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.
Measuring stigma: Attitudes towards social inclusion of people with mental illness within the community: In Fact
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...
Health information is widely available on the internet, and there is now a tendency to use information online before seeking advice from a GP (Hesse et al., 2005). This fact sheet reports on the use of the internet to find health information and attitudes towards the reliability of information on the internet.
HPA's Youth Insights Survey (YIS) monitors Year 10 students’ behaviours, attitudes and knowledge on a range of tobacco-related topics, including their perceived access to tobacco.
Four in nine New Zealanders report the first time they consumed a large amount of alcohol on one drinking occasion was when they were 15 to 17-years-old. The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) advises that for young people aged 15 to17 years, the safest option is to delay drinking for as long as possible. HPA’s Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) monitors New Zealanders’ behaviour...
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