NZCPHM Policy

Policy Statements

The following policy statements are the positions held by the NZCPHM on public health issues based on evidence obtained from scientific literature.

College policy statements are developed by Fellows of the College who have expertise in the subject area and approved by the College Council. A list of policy statement authors can be found here.

Policy Statements


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Alcohol Policy Statement

(Adobe PDF) 165KB

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Climate Change Substantive Policy Statement + Provisos
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The NZCPHM Climate Change Policy Statement 2013 has been endorsed by the New Zealand Medical Association, OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council, and the Public Health Association. It is also supported by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine and the College of Intensive Care Medicine

(Adobe PDF) 1955KB

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Climate Change Substantive Policy Statement - Supplement One
Supplement One: Background to the NZCPHM's stance on setting national GHG emissions targets

(Adobe PDF) 1621KB

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Climate Change Substantive Policy Statement - Supplement Two
Supplement Two: Statements on climate change by other NZ health organisations and international public health medicine and climate change bodies

(Adobe PDF) 1714KB

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Direct to Consumer Advertising
The NZCPHM has endorsed the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists position statement on Direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals

(Adobe PDF) 190KB

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Health as an Investment
The NZCPHM has endorsed the New Zealand Medical Association's position statement on Health as an Investment

(Adobe PDF) 311KB

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Health Equity Policy Statement

(Adobe PDF) 333KB

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Housing Policy Statement

(Adobe PDF) 321KB

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Immunisation Policy Statement

(Adobe PDF) 225KB

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Māori Health Policy Statement

(Adobe PDF) 377KB

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Mental Health Policy Statement

(Adobe PDF) 888KB

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Mental Illness and/or Addiction
The NZCPHM has endorsed Equally Well - Take action to improve physical health outcomes for New Zealanders who experience mental illness and/or addiction: A consensus discussion paper.
Further information about Equally Well is available on the Te Pou website (https://www.tepou.co.nz).

(Adobe PDF) 544KB

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Nuclear Disarmament
The NZCPHM Nuclear Disarmament Policy has been endorsed by the New Zealand Medical Association and OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council

(Adobe PDF) 266KB

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Case for investing in public health infographic
This infographic is based on the Public Health as an Investment Policy Statement above

(Adobe PDF) 150KB

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Screening Policy Statement

(Adobe PDF) 173KB

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages
The NZCPHM has endorsed the New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel's Policy Brief: Options to Reduce Sugar Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Consumption in New Zealand

(Adobe PDF) 1307KB

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Transport Policy Statement

(Adobe PDF) 799KB

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