Preventing harm from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food

We welcome membership enquiries from organisations that are committed to preventing harm from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food in Aotearoa, as well as organisations that are dedicated to strengthening our public health infrastructure.

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?

Health Coalition Aotearoa

Health Coalition Aotearoa envisions greater health and equity for all New Zealanders through reduced consumption of harmful products (tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy foods and beverages) and improved determinants of health.

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.

Preventable premature death and disability in New Zealand

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

Te Tiriti Responsiveness Framework

How Health Coalition Aotearoa reflects the articles and principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our mahi.

Health Coalition Aotearoa Prevention Brief 2020

 

Health Coalition Aotearoa is part of a collaborative community campaign to protect our tamariki from being exposed to harmful junk food ads in the places they live, learn and play.

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.

News

How long does it take a Ministry to make a healthy school lunch??

Health experts are perplexed by the Government’s announcement in the Ministry of Education Schools Bulletin yesterday of no immediate changes on food and drinks provided by schools, after an eight-week consultation in April this year showed strong support for healthy...

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Sign up for school food and drink consultation guide

Image attribution:- depositphotos.com On the 7th of April, the Minister of Education announced a consultation around the guidelines currently covering promoting healthy food and drink in schools, which are due to expire. The Ministry of Education wants to know whether...

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