Research conducted by Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development (Whanganui), and led by Dr Heather Gifford, highlights Māori public health workers and advocates attitudes towards Smokefree
Risk of death from synthetic drug use can be significantly reduced if the system gets it right, the head of a Maori public health provider says.
As of August 1 this year, 10 people are believed to have died as a result of using illegal synthetic drugs within the space of one month.
And without a law reform these "tragic" numbers may become worse, Hapai Te Hauora Tapui chief executive Lance Norman said.
Smokefree 2025 will be Smokefree 2065 unless urgent government action is taken.
Researchers and experts in tobacco control, led by the University of Otago, Wellington and Hāpai Te Hauora, have come up with bold new measures to achieve the 2025 target for New Zealand to be smokefree.
Hāpai Te Hauora has been awarded the Ministry of Health contract to deliver the national SUDI prevention coordination service for the newly designed national SUDI prevention programme.
Our Kaiwhakahaere, Zoe Hawke spoke to Newshub before the #ASAP2025 launch this morning, saying, “Our main concern currently is that Māori and Pacific aren’t going to reach that 2025 goal. Whatever we do, we need to make sure that we’re concentrating on those particular populations, and this Action Plan is key to getting there.”
Community and public health groups working to reduce alcohol-related harm are thrilled that community calls to halt the proliferation of alcohol outlets in Auckland have been heard.
In January 2017, Hāpai Te Hauora launched the “Fizz Free Whānau Challenge” to engage whānau in the healthy lifestyles kaupapa by taking an online pledge to go without fizzy drinks, sugar sweetened beverages, or to go totally sugar free throughout the month of January and beyond.
Today Hāpai Te Hauora delivers the voices from Māori communities on the local board plans in Tāmaki Makaurau to the doorstep of Auckland Council.