Commonwealth Department of Health
Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) is a national initiative established by the Australia Government in 1997 which aims to assist this cohort.
The program funds an organisation in each state/territory to develop and provide resources and information sessions to residential and community-based aged care service providers.
Through this, PICAC aims to:
AHA has been engaged by Department of Health to evaluate PICAC, to help inform future delivery of the program.
The evaluation will assess the program’s:
The evaluation includes interviews and engagement with:
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.