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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
Apr 2015
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.
Completed
Apr 2015
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.
Completed
Mar 2015
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...
Completed
Mar 2015
HPA’s Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) monitors New Zealanders’ behaviour and attitudes towards a range of health topics, including mental health. This fact sheet reports on attitudes towards social inclusion of people with mental illness within a sports club setting.
Completed
Mar 2015
HPA's Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is an annual survey that monitors New Zealanders' behaviour and attitudes towards alcohol, and includes questions about social norm perceptions of alcohol consumption. This fact sheet reports on people's estimates of risky drinking behaviour among adults who consume alcohol.
Completed
Feb 2015
HPA provides low risk drinking advice for adults (people aged 18 years or older) to reduce their long term health risk and their risk of injury on a single drinking occasion. HPA’s Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) monitors New Zealanders’ use, behaviour and attitudes towards alcohol. This fact sheet reports on adults’ alcohol consumption and experiences of drinking alcohol...
Completed
Feb 2015
HPA’s SunSmart programme encourages New Zealanders to reduce excessive sun exposure by staying in the shade, as well as adopting other sun protection behaviours. In addition to promoting individual responsibility for sun protection, HPA also works to encourage sun-safe environments. Councils have the opportunity to consider shade provision for the “local recreational facilities and community...
Completed
2015
The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a biennial monitor of the health behaviour and attitudes of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, and parents and caregivers of 5 to16-year-olds, first carried out in 2008. The HLS is managed by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and collects information relating to HPA’s programme areas of alcohol, tobacco control, sun safety, minimising gambling...
Completed
2015
The majority of New Zealand secondary school students report having drunk alcohol (Watson et al., 2003). Approximately two-thirds of young people (aged 15 to 19-years-old) who consume alcohol drank until they were intoxicated at least once in the past year (Ministry of Health, 2015). Alcohol misuse among young people is associated with increased risk of injury, death, motor vehicle crashes,...
Completed
2015
The Attitudes and Behaviours towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is undertaken every year by HPA to provide information on alcohol use, behaviours and attitudes. This report provides the method for the 2013 ABAS, which was undertaken between November 2013 and February 2014.

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