Preventing harm from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food.

Unhealthy diets, obesity, tobacco, and alcohol contribute about one third of the overall preventable premature death and disability in New Zealand

Implementing WHO’s ‘Best Buys’ for preventing chronic disease will save lives and money

Experts in the non-government organisation (NGO), healthcare and academic sectors have the knowledge and capacity to help government design and implement the best policy options for the health of New Zealanders

<0.5% of the health budget is spent on the prevention of harm from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food which cause 32% of the premature death and disability

Preventing harm from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food

Who we are

We are a coordinating, umbrella organisation for the NGO, healthcare and academic sectors to achieve the collective vision of health and equity in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Unhealthy diets, high BMI, tobacco, and alcohol contribute about one third of the overall preventable health loss in New Zealand. As a collective we strive to prevent harm from unhealthy commodities and to strengthen the foundations of public health.

Tobacco

What progress are we making on tobacco control and how can we reach our national goal of being Smokefree by 2025?

Alcohol

What progress are we making on reducing the negative health and social impact of alcohol and what policies are needed to further reduce harm?

Unhealthy food

What progress we are making on reducing diet-related diseases, obesity, dental caries and mental health problems related to unhealthy foods and what are the WHO-recommended polices we need to implement?

Determinants of health

How do we prevent disease, prolong life and promote the health of all New Zealanders?

A core part of prevention is to address the underlying economic and societal determinants of health and disease, including historical and contemporary inequities in income and employment, housing, education, urban development and participatory democracy.

Determinants of health

 

How do we prevent disease, prolong life and promote the health of all New Zealanders?

A core part of prevention is to address the underlying economic and societal determinants of health and disease, including historical and contemporary inequities in income and employment, housing, education, urban development and participatory democracy.

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Health Coalition Aotearoa is supported by its member organisations and academic leaders.