The Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE) focuses on translatingĀ research to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with particular focus on the prevention, treatment and management of chronic diseases. The Centre is a collaborative enterprise between The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI; Professor Alex Brown, Professor Ngiare Brown), The Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide (Associate Professor Edoardo Aromataris), and The School of Public Health, University of Adelaide (Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer).

CREATE aims to assist the Aboriginal Community Controlled health sector to utilise existing knowledge (published and unpublished) on:

  • best practice chronic disease prevention and treatment, and
  • sustainable primary health care funding and service delivery models to improve the coverage and appropriateness of their services and care.

CREATE is guided by a Leadership Group comprising of senior representatives from Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations around Australia.


Collate and synthesise existing evidence and, where necessary, identify and collate new evidence to inform guidelines, policies and other tools focused on improving health care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples living with or at risk of developing a chronic disease, as identified by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Sector.

Enhance the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care advocates, practitioners, service providers and researchers to conduct and use evidence to improve health outcomes.



Last updated on August 22nd, 2017 at 04:30 pm