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).
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and improve, their health.
HPA is an evidence-based health promotion organisation, influencing all sectors that contribute to good health and wellbeing. Our work is divided into three main areas:
- promoting health and wellbeing
- enabling health promoting initiatives and environments
- informing health promoting policy and practice
HPA Southern Regional Office
Level 1, BNZ Centre
120 Hereford Street
PO Box 2688
Phone: 0508 258 258