The AMA released its 2008 Report Card Ending the Cycle of Vulnerability: The Health of Indigenous Children on the 27th of November 2008 at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service in Canberra.
In the 2008 Report Card, the AMA describes the significant gaps in health that exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in Australia. The Report Card concludes that addressing the Indigenous child health gap is not just a matter of child-specific health checks and follow-up interventions. It is a long-term matter of comprehensively addressing the broader contextual factors and intergenerational health influences in Indigenous children’s lives. This cannot be achieved without the engagement and participation of Indigenous communities and Indigenous health organisations in the development of health policy and programs.