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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
2015
Through the National Depression Initiative (NDI), the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) aims to help reduce the impact of depression on New Zealanders by aiding early recognition and recovery, for both adults and young people. The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) monitors knowledge and awareness of depression in New Zealand. This fact sheet examines New Zealand adults’ awareness of sources of help...
Completed
2015
This fact sheet reports on parents’ and caregivers’ attitudes on their child’s access at school to high fat foods and sugary drinks and foods in the 2014 HLS. Methodology
Completed
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 type of alcoholic drinks consumed on the last drinking occasion involving two or more alcoholic drinks among adults aged 18-years and older from the 2013 ABAS.
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. People’s perceptions of the acceptability and prevalence of risky alcohol consumption may influence their own intentions and behaviour. This fact sheet examines New Zealand adults’ perceptions about the acceptability of risky drinking, and the...
Completed
2015
This fact sheet reports on New Zealanders’ recognition of signs and behaviours associated with untreated depression.
Commissioned
2015
Reducing harm for children affected by parental addiction and reducing unequal access to addiction services are key priorities for the Health Promotion Agency (HPA). Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS) Pregnancy and Parenting Service (PPS) provides an intensive assertive outreach case coordination service for parents of children aged under three-years-...
Completed
2015
The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) monitors Year 10 students’ behaviours, attitudes and knowledge on a range of tobacco-related topics, including about their desires and attempts to stop smoking, and has collected this data since 2006. This fact sheet focuses on young people’s desires and attempts to stop smoking between 2006 and 2014.  
Commissioned
Dec 2014
In winter 2014, HPA and the Ministry of Health implemented a mass media campaign aimed at increasing awareness among parents and caregivers of at-risk children and young people about the causes and effects of rheumatic fever. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the campaign by assessing changes in rheumatic fever-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour following implementation of the...
Completed
Dec 2014
The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a cross-sectional survey conducted every two years with a nationally-representative sample of New Zealand adults (aged 15 years and over). This report uses data from the 2010, 2012, and 2014 HLS to examine time trends in people’s attitudes and experiences relating to the availability and promotion of alcohol. It also uses the 2014 HLS data to assess...
Commissioned
Nov 2014
This research reviews available New Zealand and selected overseas research about drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Areas covered in the report include: drinking patterns the predictors of alcohol use during pregnancy the impact of socio-demographic factors on drinking during pregnancy women’s knowledge of and attitudes towards drinking during pregnancy primary prevention campaign...

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