An action plan to increase CALD inclusion in dementia research has been launched.
Despite people from CALD backgrounds comprising over one-third of Australia’s older population, they are under-represented in dementia research, which potentially translates into less than optimal care.
The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Dementia Research Action Plan, which was co-developed by the NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research (NNIDR) and NARI, was launched on 1 June 2020.
Its development follows a comprehensive 12-month consultation process, involving 19 community consultations with 340 community members, two stakeholder workshops and two national surveys.
The Action Plan includes the research priorities and guiding principles identified to increase inclusion of CALD Australians in dementia research, and improve dementia health and care equity for all Australians.
The Action Plan has been translated into a range of languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Greek, Italian and Vietnamese.