Alcohol consumption is widely accepted throughout New Zealand society. However, the harmful effects of alcohol on individuals, families and communities are far-reaching and contribute significantly to the incidence of ill-health, injury and violence in our country.
Alcohol Healthwatch is a team of professionals dedicated to reducing and preventing alcohol-related harm in Aotearoa/New Zealand through effective health promotion.
We are committed to working in accordance with the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi and within the terms of the Ottawa Charter.
We take a health promotion approach which includes: raising awareness, building knowledge and skills, promoting healthy public policy and best practice, fostering coalitions and networks.
We work in collaboration with professional and community groups to positively address alcohol-related issues at local, regional and national levels. We also foster international linkages.