29 January 2019

2018 AMA Report Card on Indigenous Health

This report combines the AMA’s proposals for ‘Rebuilding the Closing the Gap Health Strategy’ and a review of the recommendations of the 2016 and 2017 AMA Report Cards. The report highlights fundamental issues such as committing to equitable needs based funding; systematically costing, funding, and implementing the health and mental health plans; identifying and filling the gaps in primary health care; addressing environmental health and housing; addressing social determinants; and Aboriginal leadership. It also highlights the practical recommendations required to achieve Closing the Gap targets, and to guide the Closing the Gap ‘refresh’ process.