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Dec 2010
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In 2007/08, the Health Sponsorship Council (HSC) launched the Never Let Your Child Get Sunburnt campaign. The campaign targeted parents and caregivers and explained the link between sunburn and melanoma, with the overall aim of reducing sunburn among children. In March 2010, the HSC evaluated the effectiveness of its three-year...

12 Dec 2013
Completed
This report presents the 2012/13 results from the New Zealand Health Survey, for both adults and children. The report includes information on health behaviours and risk factors, health conditions and access to health services. These findings update those published in 2011/12, from what is now a continuous New...

2002
Completed
This report presents the results of a review of injury data, which was led jointly by the Department of Labour and Statistics New Zealand. The review was initiated by the government in response to a need for information to monitor trends in injury events, identify emerging health and safety issues and...

Feb 2010
Completed
The New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy (NZIPS) was disestablished in December 2013. The information contained on the pages below has been archived for reference purposes only. The New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy (NZIPS) was an expression of the Government’s commitment to working with organisations...

2013
Completed
HPA's Health and Lifestyles Survey 2012 (HLS) is a nationally representative in-home survey monitoring health behaviours and attitudes of New Zealand residents aged 15 years and over. The HLS collects information relating to the programme areas HPA works in, including minimising harm from gambling. The...

2 Feb 2008
Completed
This paper, part of the Pacific Health and Disability Plan Review series, brings together available information and evidence about Pacific child health in New Zealand. It: describes the determinants of child health: families, housing, education, deprivation ...

2013
Completed
Encouraging smokers to quit is one of the six national health targets. To understand the level of quitting activities and the use of different cessation aids, the Health Promotion Agency’s 2012 Health and Lifestyles Survey included two questions about quitting smoking.

Mar 2015
Completed
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...

2013
Completed
In February 2013, the New Zealand Government announced that it agreed ‘in principle’ to introduce a plain packaging regime in alignment with Australia. Prior to the announcement of the Government’s position on plain packaging, the 2012 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) included a question that assessed people...

Feb 2015
Completed
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...

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