Promoting safe alcohol use
Hawke’s Bay DHB promotes the safe use of alcohol in the Hawke’s Bay community. We do this by working with local and national agencies, non-government organisations and groups, and the Hawke’s Bay community.
We support national campaigns aimed at reducing harms caused by alcohol. We have also developed our own local campaigns and initiatives.
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is committed to taking a leadership role in reducing alcohol related harm in our community and has developed a position and steps to be taken to reducing alcohol related harm. Click here for the position paper
One for One Campaign
HBDHB’s ‘One for One’ campaign promotes safe drinking through a simple message: drink one glass of water for every alcoholic beverage, whether at home or at a licensed premise.
The promotion of non-alcoholic drinks is an important part of good host responsibility. The new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012) also requires licensees to provide free, easily accessible, water to their customers.
The campaign was successfully used during the 2011 Rugby World Cup festivities and is promoted to coincide with major Hawke’s Bay events. One for One resources are available from our Resource Room - refer Contacts.
Ease Up in the Bay
Ease Up in the Bay is a joint ACC, Police, HBDHB initiative that promotes host responsibility in Hawke’s Bay sports clubs. The project aims to assist sports clubs to manage alcohol responsibly thereby reducing alcohol related harm and creating safer and healthier sporting clubs and communities. Clubs work towards two levels of host responsibility with support from the three agencies.
HBDHB is actively involved in the local Safe Communities network covering Napier, Hastings, Central hawke's Bay and Wairoa www.safecommunities.org.nz . This involves reducing alcohol related harm through implementation of a Joint Napier/Hastings Alcohol Strategy and through other regional reference groups that have identified alcohol as a Safe Communities priority.