In February, Hāpai te Hauora Senior Manager Stephanie Erick attended the 2nd workshop for the Pacific Health Governance Research Network (PHGRN) in Fiji hosted by the University of Queensland, the Pacific Community and Fiji National University.
In March, the government introduced plain packaging as part of a comprehensive tobacco control programme. This means tobacco companies are no longer be able to sell cigarettes in branded packaging; instead they are sold in generic olive brown packets retaining the enlarged graphic health warnings which are already prominent on the current branded packets. Justinn Cochran has spent the last four years researching the effects of tobacco packaging. We talk to her about her work, the psychological impact of tobacco imagery and how this can contribute to the country’s smokefree 2025 goal.
We went out into the community to talk to members of our whānau at the Pacifica National League cup. It was a colourful few days and a great opportunity to better understand current thoughts and perceptions on vaping and tobacco! Here's a snapshot of what we found.
University of Auckland are currently conducting a study that explores people's thoughts on the possibility of someday being cared for by others when they are no longer able to care for themselves.
Te Whānau o Waipareira Research Unit are conducting research regarding physical activity amongst our whānau and your contribution is needed. Fill out the quick, simple survey (don’t worry whānau, it will take 2mins max!). To thank you for your time you will go in the draw to win one of the $50 vouchers for Westfield Westcity.