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22 May 2017

The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a biennial monitor of the health behaviour and attitudes of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, and parents and caregivers of 5 to16-year-olds, first carried out in 2008.

22 May 2017

The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a biennial monitor of the health behaviour and attitudes of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, and parents and caregivers of 5 to 16-year-olds, first carried out in 2008.

10 Oct 2016

The Health Promotion Agency undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey every three years.

10 Oct 2016

The Health Promotion Agency undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey every three years.

10 Oct 2016

The Health Promotion Agency undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey every three years.

10 Oct 2016

The Health Promotion Agency undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey every three years.

10 Oct 2016

The Health Promotion Agency undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey every three years.

16 Sep 2016

This research was undertaken as part of the national monitoring of sun exposure and related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours. In addition to monitoring, this project helps to inform the activities of the skin cancer prevention sector, which includes HPA’s Sun Safety programme.

22 May 2015

The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a biennial monitor of the health behaviour and attitudes of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, and parents and caregivers of 5 to 16-year-olds, first carried out in 2008.

10 Mar 2015
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 shade provision for the “local recreational facilities and community amenities” that they manage. The 2013 Sun Exposure Survey asked New Zealanders about their expectations of their councils to provide shade.
30 Jan 2015
The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a biennial monitor of the health behaviour and attitudes of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, and parents and caregivers of 5 to16-year-olds, first carried out in 2008. The HLS is managed by HPA and collects information relating to HPA’s programme areas of alcohol, tobacco control, sun safety, minimising gambling harm, nutrition and physical activity, mental health and immunisation. This methodology report details the procedures and protocols followed to ensure the HLS produces high quality, robust data.
22 Oct 2014
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 findings for the youth sample (13-24 years, combining the teen and younger adult samples) of the 2013 SES.
6 Aug 2014
The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) monitors Year 10 students’ behaviour, attitudes and knowledge on a range of health-related topics, including their opinions on the attractiveness of sun tans.
4 Jul 2014
The sun safety programme of HPA launched a campaign, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Get Under Your Skin’ (UYS), to promote sun-safe knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours among young New Zealanders. Two of the main campaign activities include events that feature the use of an ultraviolet (UV) camera to show young people the damage they have on their face from sun exposure and an UYS Facebook page. An evaluation of the UYS campaign was undertaken to explore any possible impact on the target audiences and to help guide the strategic direction of the youth sun safety programme.
16 Oct 2013

New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Three risk factors for developing melanoma include skin type, skin colour, and family history of skin cancer.

25 Sep 2013
The Health Promotion Agency undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey 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.
24 Sep 2013
The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) is a biennial monitor of the health behaviour and attitudes of New Zealand adults aged 15 years and over, and parents and caregivers of 5 to 16-year-olds, first carried out in 2008. The HLS is managed by HPA and collects information relating to HPA’s programme areas of alcohol, tobacco control, sun safety, problem gambling and nutrition.
16 Sep 2013
This research was undertaken as part of the national monitoring of sun exposure and related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours. In addition to monitoring, this project helps to inform the activities of the skin cancer prevention sector, which includes HPA's sun safety programme. The Sun Exposure Survey is an ongoing, triennial survey that has been conducted since 1994. Data collection waves prior to 2013 also involved the Cancer Society of New Zealand and the University of Otago.
7 Jun 2013

This research study assesses sun protection policies and practices in territorial authorities.

25 May 2012
These are tables of figures from the 2010 ‘Never Let Your Child Get Sunburnt’ Evaluation Survey.

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