Inspiring all New Zealanders to lead healthier lives

  • Alcohol

    Alcohol-related work forms a major part of HPA’s work programme.

  • Rheumatic fever

    Rheumatic fever is a serious but preventable disease.

  • Tobacco control


    Smokefree/Auahi Kore is about all New Zealanders, including youth, whanau and communities, living a smokefree life.

  • Minimising gambling harm

    While many people gamble safely, a significant number of people are still being harmed by their own or someone else's gambling.

  • Like Minds, Like Mine Community Partnership Fund

    The Like Minds, Like Mine Community Partnership Fund application process is now closed.

  • Mental health

    Good mental health and wellbeing are key aspects of the ways we live, work and play.

  • Nutrition and physical activity

    We want New Zealanders to attain and maintain a healthy weight through improved nutrition and increased physical activity.

  • Skin cancer prevention

    New Zealand has the highest rates
    of melanoma skin cancer in the world.

  • Immunisation

    HPA worked closely with the National Influenza Specialist Group and the Ministry of Health on the 2015 influenza campaign.

HPA is a Crown entity established on 1 July 2012 under legislation to lead and support national health promotion initiatives. It has a board appointed by the Minister of Health, and staff in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

In addition to national health promotion initiatives, HPA performs all functions previously undertaken by the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) and the Health Sponsorship Council (HSC).


The Big Change Starts Small campaign focuses on the quality and quantity of food families are eating as well as inactivity and sedentary behaviour. The campaign call to action is for families to make small changes to improve their diet and to be more active.

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