The Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE) was a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded research program dedicated to improving service delivery and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The research program was completed in 2020. The Centre was a collaborative enterprise between:
- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO);
- Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI);
- University of Adelaide – School of Public Health and Joanna Briggs Institute (University of Adelaide).
The work of CREATE was guided by a Leadership Group comprising senior representatives from the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation sector across Australia.
A description of the CREATE investigators and research team can be found here.
The objectives of CREATE included:
- Collate and synthesise existing evidence and 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, as identified by the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation 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.