Health action zones set up

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 11 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1111
  1. John Warden
  1. London

    Eleven health action zones are being set up in England as the Labour government's first attempt to break the link between poverty and ill health. The areas chosen have a total population of almost six million in some of the most deprived localities.

    Although the funding of £5.3m ($8.5m) this year is less than £1 per head, a further £30m is pledged next year, when 10 or 12 more …

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