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DHHS Cultural Diversity Plan 2016-2019



The Victorian government has released the first cultural diversity plan for the new Department of Health and Human Services: Delivering for diversity: cultural diversity plan 2016–2019.  The plan recognises that providing culturally responsive, competent, respectful and accessible services is a core responsibility of the department and the services it funds and delivers, outlines priorities and key actions for responding to cultural and linguistic diversity across the range of departmental services, and will be supplemented with annual action plans.



Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing acknowledges and pays respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on whose land this website was developed. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their ancestors and elders, both past and present and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We hope our work contributes to the wider project of respect and recognition between cultures in Australia. Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing receives project funding from the Australian Department of Health to administer the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program in Victoria.


Did you know?

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36% of people aged 65 years and over in Australia were born overseas
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1 in 3 people in aged care services were born overseas
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In 2016 the median age of Australian-born people was 34 years compared to 59 years for Europe-born people