Health Coalition Aotearoa

HCA is a coalition of 45 member organisations and 75 individuals committed to closing the health prevention gap in Aotearoa with Te Tiriti-led, evidence-based policies that reduce consumption of harmful products and increase access to health-giving food.

The root of the problem

Nearly one-third of the overall preventable health loss in New Zealand is caused by unhealthy diets, high BMI, tobacco, and alcohol.

Families should be empowered to make decisions about their own wellbeing in environments where healthy kai, good housing and education are easy to access, while harmful products – and their promotion – are restricted.

Preventable premature death and disability in New Zealand

 

We are prevention and equity champions

HCA is creating an Aotearoa that prioritises prevention and health equity through our expert panels on tobacco/smokefree, alcohol, unhealthy food and public health infrastructure – and with our member organisations.

Unhealthy food Tobacco Alcohol Public health infrastructure

We serve member organisations that are committed to prevention and equity

Smokefree Law Survey

A survey of New Zealanders shows the public want to retain our world-leading Smokefree law.

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Save our world-leading Smoke-free law

Health Coalition Aotearoa has launched a campaign to save New Zealand’s world-leading smokefree laws from being axed by the Government.

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Open letter to the incoming government

Health Coalition Aotearoa, with 104 allies in health, education, social services organisations and unions, say the Government’s plan to abolish the Smokefree law is immoral and undemocratic in an open letter published in the New Zealand Herald on December 6, 2023.

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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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