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2016 AMA report card on Indigenous health: a call to action to prevent new cases of rheumatic heart disease in indigenous Australia by 2031

Posted on: 5 December, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Closing the gap Cardiovascular health

Australian Medical Association (2016)
2016 AMA report card on Indigenous health: a call to action to prevent new cases of rheumatic heart disease in indigenous Australia by 2031
Canberra: Australian Medical Association

The 2016 report card focuses on the impact that rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is having on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report has four sections:

  • introduction and Eddie Masina’s story
  • how to prevent new cases of RHD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by 2031
  • a call to prevent new cases of RHD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by 2031
  • appendix setting out the progress of RHD and the possible interventions, the barriers to these interventions and how they could be overcome.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract