This week the proposed Tobacco Plain Packaging legislation passed the Committee stage by 108 votes to 13, followed the next day by the announcement that there will be an extension of the Smokefree boundary at Parliament.
This week the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill, which would introduce a plain packaging regime for tobacco products, is through to Committee of the Whole House. One step closer to #Smokefree2025.
This September is the inaugural respiratory awareness month, known as Breathe Better September. Kicking off Breathe Better September is Balloon Day, where Kiwis join together to raise awareness of asthma in various ways, including fundraising events in their local communities.
Balloon Day on Friday 2 September, and following this will be the inaugural Breathe Better September, to bring attention to the many other respiratory conditions that together affect over 700,000 Kiwis.
In the 2016 "Investing in children" summit presenters will share their own experiences of the Government's social investment approach, while others will suggest alternative investment approaches that would genuinely put children at the centre.
Hāpai are leaders in Public Health, Policy, Advocacy, Research and Evaluation and Infrastructure services.
We hold a number of Ministry of Health contracts both regionally and Nationally.
We provide a strategic focus that is underpinned by evidence based research for the advancement of health and well being for communities.
The Mission of Hāpai is to increase opportunities for Māori to enjoy good health and to be sustained by healthy environments.