About Alcohol Healthwatch About Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is an organisation of professionals dedicated to reducing and preventing alcohol-related harm and inequities in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are funded by the Ministry of Health.

Our role is to provide credible and up-to-date evidence-based information on matters relating to alcohol policy and planning. Our priority is to mobilise communities to take action on a range of alcohol-related harms, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Latest News/Updates Latest News/Updates

Jul 2024: The FASD Diagnostic Guidelines for Aotearoa New Zealand 2024

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Diagnostic Guidelines for Aotearoa New Zealand 2024 Alcohol Healthwatch have been a staunch ad... [Read more]

26 March 2024 E-news

Welcome to the March 2024 edition of our e-news.  The small team at AHW in 2024 have got into full swing. We are continuing to work with sta... [Read more]

29 Feb 2024: Media - Drinkers harm more than themselves - new study reveals alarming magnitude

New research released yesterday highlights just how much more harm alcohol drinkers cause to others. The study from Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey Uni... [Read more]

18 Dec 2023: E-news

Welcome to the December 2023 edition of our e-news.  Our office closes on the 21st December,  re-opening in the new year on the 8th January ... [Read more]

12 Dec 2023: A snapshot of the findings from a study on public awareness of alcohol as a cancer risk factor and support for alcohol harm prevention policies in Aotearoa New Zealand

Cancer is a significant health issue in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). It is estimated that 30-50% of cancer cases in NZ are preventable. Alcohol consum... [Read more]

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