Commonwealth Department of Health
Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) is a national initiative, established by the Australia Government in 1997, that aims to assist older Australians who were born overseas.
The program funds an organisation in each state and territory of Australia to develop and provide resources and information sessions to residential and community-based aged care service providers.
Through this, PICAC aims to:
AHA was engaged by the Department of Health to evaluate PICAC, to help inform future delivery of the program. The evaluation assessed the program’s:
The evaluation included interviews and engagement with:
The final report is available on the Department’s website.
Over a third (37%) of older Australians were born overseas. Of these, almost two-thirds were born in a non-English speaking country and 18% speak a language other than English at home.