Health divide gets wider

// // Posted in Aboriginal Health News

BY JACQUI JONES, HEALTH REPORTER

28 Jan, 2012 04:00 AM

THE health of the Hunter’s Aboriginal population is at some of its worst levels in a decade despite millions of taxpayer dollars going towards special programs and numerous public services devoted to indigenous health.

The gap between the region’s Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities has grown wider in areas including chronic disease, infant morbidity, smoking and alcohol-related hospital admissions.

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