Alcohol, unhealthy food, and tobacco have been pinpointed as major causes of New Zealanders health problems. But a group of professionals believe not enough has been done, or is being done, is reduce the harm caused by these issues.
So a new expert group has been created, The Health Coalition Aotearoa. It's aim is to formulate a plan to tackle this health gap.
Dr David Galler is an Intensive Care Specialist at Middlemore Hospital and part of the group, he is here to explain its goals.
Declaration: Jesse Mulligan’s wife Victoria Mulligan is on the steering committee for Health Coalition Aotearoa.