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The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is an independent organisation which represents more than 27,000 doctors, including salaried, private, general practitioners, specialists, teachers, researchers, and doctors in training. The AMA, as the peak health advocacy organisation, exists to advance the professional interests of doctors and the health of the community. The AMA has also developed a position statement on preventable chronic disease strategies in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Abstract adapted from Australian Medical Association
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This report card presents the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Taskforce on Indigenous health's audit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services. The report card considers the progress that has been made by Australian governments in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and the challenges that still exist, as measured against the key recommendations the AMA has made in five priority areas over the last 10 years, including:
The report lists the recommendations together with major government measures, programs and initiatives that have been adopted, the challenges that still exist and the work that still needs to be done.
Abstract adapted from AMA