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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
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.
Completed
2015
This fact sheet reports on data from the 2014 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) around attitudes towards hiring employees with experience of mental illness.
Completed
Jan 2015
In 2013/14, one in five (20%) New Zealanders aged 15 years or more who drank alcohol in the past year reported a potentially hazardous alcohol consumption pattern. This fact sheet looks at the extent to which New Zealand adults are considering changing their alcohol consumption and actively seeking information and support to help them do so.
Completed
Jan 2015
In 2013/14, 20% of New Zealanders aged 15 years or more who drank alcohol in the past year reported a potentially hazardous alcohol consumption pattern. Individual behaviour can be affected by environmental and peer influences including offers of alcohol, modeling of heavy drinking behaviour and perceived social norms. People’s perceptions of the acceptability and prevalence of risky...

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