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AMA Indigenous Health Report 2012-13

06 Dec 2013



The Healthy Early Years – Getting the Right Start in Life

Conference Room 1R3

Parliament House, Canberra

10.00amTuesday 10 December 2013

The Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, and the Federal AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, will launch the AMA Indigenous Health Report Card 2012-2013 next Tuesday, 10 December, at Parliament House, Canberra.

The CEO of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA), Romlie Mokak, and the Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO), Justin Mohamed, will also attend the launch.

The 2012-13 Report Card, titled “The Healthy Early Years – Getting the Right Start in Life”, is the 10th in a respected and authoritative series dating back to 2002.

It outlines the current research on the early life determinants of later life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and the available evidence for policies, programs, and measures that work to protect them against adverse social and physical conditions in early life.

The Report Card also makes recommendations about measures that need to be incorporated in renewed and reinvigorated COAG Partnership Agreements to Close the Gap, so that healthy early development in the first five years of life is given the priority it warrants.

Launch of AMA Indigenous Health Report Card 2012-13

Date:              Tuesday 10 December 2013

Time:              10.00am

Venue:           Committee Room 1R3

                        Parliament House



6 December 2013


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Published: 06 Dec 2013