The Healthy Mansfield Commission will focus on the serious health and wellbeing issues faced by the community of Mansfield.
The commission have now met for six months and a report for a healthier Mansfield will be finalised in due course.
Public Health England facts about Mansfield
According to Mansfield's health profile published on 4 July by Public Health England, the health of people in Mansfield is generally worse that the England average.
The district is one for the 20% most deprived districts and 23% of children in this area live in low income households.
Life expectancy is over 10 years lower for men and 8 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Mansfield.
These stark statistics will be included in the discussion points of the commission which will be chaired by Les Marshall, a former Labour councillor at Mansfield District Council and former chairman of economic development, leisure and housing committees.