Preventing harm from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food

We welcome membership enquiries from organisations who are committed to prevent harm from tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food in Aotearoa, as well as organisations who are dedicated to strengthen 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.

Health Coalition Aotearoa Prevention Brief 2020

Upcoming events:

Prevention e-Forum

18 & 19 August 2020 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information click the link below.

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

Analysis of food industry commitments and government response

Summary comments on industry report This assessment of the 51 food industry recommendations is based on a 2017 report and peer-reviewed publication on the progress by the top 25 food companies in New Zealand, including manufacturers, retailers and fast food outlets....

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