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

18-19 March 2024: Dunedin - Deep South Alcohol & Drug Harm Reduction Hui

The 2024 Deep South Alcohol and Drug Harm Reduction Hui will be held on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of March 2024 at the Dunedin Art Galle... [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]

7 Dec 2023: Infographics - Alcohol advertising near schools in Auckland

There has long been concern about the exposure of children and young people to alcohol advertising. This exposure causes young people to start drinki... [Read more]

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