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Health Promotion Agency Launches “Don’t Know? Don’t Drink” Campaign

The Health Promotion Agency launched a new campaign called “Don’t Know? Don’t Drink” on the 14th June. The Campaign, which will run until September, aims to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol during early pregnancy and ultimately reduce rates of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in New Zealand.

“Don’t Know? Don’t Drink” encourages women to stop drinking alcohol if there is any chance they could be pregnant because alcohol can affect a developing baby throughout pregnancy, including before a woman knows she is pregnant. There is no known safe amount and no known safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Watch the first “Don’t Know? Don’t Drink” video here

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of FASD here

New Like Minds, Like Mine Community Partnership Fund

The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) is pleased to announce the new Like Minds, Like Mine Community Partnership Fund is now open for submissions.

The Fund will support innovative projects that reduce stigma and discrimination and increase social inclusion for people with experience of mental illness. Mental illness impacts all sectors of our communities. Nearly 50% of New Zealanders are likely to have a mental illness at some time in their lives.

The Community Partnership Fund will support community projects that work towards changing social structures, cultures and policies so social inclusion can occur more easily. The Fund is not designed to provide direct services to people with experience of mental illness.

Successful projects will align with the Like Minds, Like Mine National Plan 2017-2019 and will occur in workplaces and community-based settings where social exclusion may occur.

The most effective way to create social change is for communities to work together. Projects should demonstrate partnership, using cross-sector expertise, and include people with experience of mental illness in a leadership capacity.

For more information about how the Fund works see the Application Guidelines on HPA’s website.

Application for the Fund is a two-stage process. Please send your stage one Application Form to likemindslikemine@hpa.org.nz. Stage one applications must be received by 12 noon, Friday 29 August 2014.

All written questions we receive will be answered on a Questions and Answers document on HPA’s website. This document will be updated weekly.

HPA will run information sessions in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in late July/early August 2014. More details will be posted on HPA’s website around mid July 2014. Please email Lorraine Want if you would like to attend a session.

If you have any questions about the Community Partnership Fund or the application process, please contact Virginia MacEwan by email or phone (04 912 0193) or contact Jude West by email or phone (04 894 7242).

 

Crown Entities Reform – HPA

Health Promotion Agency (HPA) – Crown Entities Reform Bill

The Government has introduced legislation to establish a new Health Promotion Agency (HPA) with the intention that it will be up and running by the middle of 2012. The Crown Entities Reform Bill covers the Health Promotion Agency and reforms some other crown organisations, including bringing together the Health Sponsorship Council, ALAC and some functions of the Ministry of Health into the HPA. The Bill is being considered by the Government Administration Select Committee (not the Health Select Committee).

Submissions are now being accepted. To keep reading, visit www.hauora.co.nz/health-promotion-agency-hpa-crown-entities-reform-bill.html

Click below for the latest newsletter from the Public Health Association, who summarise the results of their submission on the HPA.

www.pha.org.nz/onlinenews/PHANews1203web.pdf