Centre for Applied Policy in Positive Ageing
Following on from the launch of theÂ Blueprint for an Ageing Australia, Per Capita has established theÂ Centre for Applied Policy in Positive Ageing (CAPPA).Â CAPPA exists toÂ pursue theÂ Blueprintâ€™sÂ recommendations for rigorous andÂ innovative policy solutions in the area of ageing and longevity.
We believe there is a clear gapÂ in Australiaâ€™sÂ public policy landscape in the fields of ageing and longevity.Â While there is much good academic research undertaken, there is little applied policy development.Â Specifically,Â there is a paucity ofÂ institutional source of investment inÂ turning policy ideas into tangible projectsÂ which address the long-term opportunities posed by ageing and longevity.
Per Capita has established CAPPA toÂ respond to this need.
The Centre is housed within Per Capita and draws onÂ ourÂ existing infrastructure and strong track record in ageing and longevity fields as well as applied policy development.
CAPPA willÂ build on this existing body of work to create a permanent research capacity on longevity and ageing, allowing us to identify emerging issues for older Australians now, as well as anticipating the opportunities challenges for future generations of Australians.
CAPPA mission will be to transform Australian public policy to harness ageing as a social and economic good.
We will achieve this mission in three ways:
- Develop innovative and original applied policy proposals
- Champion positive ageing by reframing the public debate
- Influence policymakers and practitioners to ensure long-term strategic change.
Â The Longevity Forum
The work and research program of CAPPA is overseen by an Advisory Board – The Longevity Forum. Â Click the link below to find out more about The Longevity Forum.