Health Promotion Agency

We are an evidence-based health promotion organisation, influencing all sectors that contribute to health and wellbeing. 

Our key role is to lead and support health promotion initiatives to:

  • promote health and wellbeing and encourage healthy lifestyles
  • prevent disease, illness and injury
  • enable environments that support health, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles
  • reduce personal, social and economic harm.

Te Hiringa Hauora has alcohol-specific functions to:

  • give advice and make recommendations to government, government agencies, industry, non-government bodies, communities, health professionals and others on the sale, supply, consumption, misuse and harm of alcohol as those matters relate to Te Hiringa Hauora general functions
  • undertake, or work with others, to research alcohol use and public attitudes to alcohol in New Zealand and problems associated with, or consequent on, alcohol misuse.