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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
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...
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.  

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