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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This report discusses the findings of new qualitative research on insights from women about drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The research involved interviews with 24 pregnant women or recent mothers who either held the attitude that it’s not OK to drink at all or it’s OK to drink a little occasionally. Women were asked about: their attitudes and behaviours towards drinking alcohol during...
Topics: Literature review, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Older People, Lifestyle & Standard of Living
This comprehensive literature review brings together literature and data on alcohol and older adults from a variety of New Zealand sources. Findings from selected overseas studies are also included. Topics covered include: size, composition, living circumstances and wellbeing alcohol consumption patterns factors influencing patterns of use links between alcohol, ageing and...
Topics: Research, Families & Whānau, Child Development, Diet & Nutrition, Healthcare, Obesity, Women
This research was undertaken to explore first time mothers’ experiences with feeding their infants. In some countries, such as the United States, evidence shows that overweight prevalence in infancy has increased in recent decades. It is possible that a similar growth trajectory is occurring in New Zealand, particularly in light of the high overweight/obesity prevalence among 2 to 4-year-olds...
HPA's Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is undertaken every year by HPA to provide information on the attitudes and behaviour of New Zealanders towards alcohol. This report provides descriptive results from the 2010-2012 ABAS, for adults aged 18 years or more, focused on planning for safe drinking, actions and consequences associated with the last drinking occasion involving...
The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey (SES) every three years. The purpose of this ongoing research is to collect consistent information on attitudes and behaviours towards sun exposure, to facilitate comparison with historical survey data, and to inform future decision making in the sun safety and skin cancer prevention sector. This report provides an overview of...
Topics: Research, Families & Whānau, Child Development, Hazards, Healthcare, Pacific People, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life
Family connectedness describes the quality of connections within a family and is important for wellbeing in adolescence. It is a protective factor against risky behaviour. Substance use is a key risky behaviour that emerges in adolescence, with tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption of particular concern for Pacific youth. Although smoking rates among Pacific youth have been declining over time...
Topics: Research, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Youth, Information & Communications Technology, Social Media
The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) commissioned TNS to investigate advertisements with tobacco denormalisation and health consequence themes as part of the formative research for its new tobacco control campaign aimed at young adults. Advertisements with those themes were chosen for testing because they have been shown to be effective for youth and adult audiences in overseas jurisdictions.
Alcohol and older people. A descriptive analysis of changes in alcohol use in older New Zealanders from 2004 to 2009
This report examines the changes in alcohol use in New Zealand for older New Zealanders (aged 60 years and over), and the association of these changes with socio-economic and deprivation factors, living arrangements and chronic health conditions. The report uses data from the Statistics New Zealand Survey of Family Income and Employment (SoFIE), covering the period from 2002 to 2010.
Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey 2010-2012 Report. 1.1 – The alcohol drinking behaviour of adults 18 years and over
The HPA Attitudes and Behaviour towards Alcohol Survey (ABAS) is undertaken every year by HPA to provide information on the attitudes and behaviour of New Zealanders towards alcohol. This survey focuses on behaviour related to the last drinking occasion, including how much and what was drunk, the drinking location and purpose, any consequences, and help or assistance offered at that occasion....
Topics: Research, Social Services, Gambling, Healthcare, Information & Communications Technology, Social Media
HPA is responsible for delivering a programme focused on minimising gambling harm, which includes a mass media campaign, the development of resources, and research and evaluation. This research was undertaken to help inform a campaign on host responsibility in Class 4 venues as part of HPA’s programme. This report provides an overview of findings from interviews with 18 staff and 14...
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