CREATE priority domains
Leaders from the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation sector represented on the CREATE Leadership Group identified ten domains as priorities including health service delivery, funding, governance, workforce, accreditation, continuous quality improvement, aged care, social determinants of health, health promotion and the national key performance indicators.
CREATE Literature reviews
The CREATE research team then undertook several literature reviews of existing evidence. A link to the systematic reviews and scoping reviews undertaken by the CREATE team can be found here.
While undertaking these literature reviews the CREATE team identified that the tools used to assess study quality did not capture study quality from the perspective of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples such as in relationship to governance, community engagement, cultural protocols and intellectual property. The CREATE team then established a Methods Group that developed a Quality Appraisal Tool to enable researchers to assess the quality of studies not only through a scientific lens but also through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural lens. The Quality Appraisal Tool is soon to be published, and will be available here.
CREATE case studies
The CREATE Leadership Group identified that ACCHO best practice and ways of working were not often represented in the published literature. They recommended that case studies be undertaken with ACCHOs to understand best practice across the ten identified priority domains. As a result, the CREATE team undertook many case studies with ACCHOs across Australia to understand ACCHO best practice. The findings from these case studies have been presented in the CREATE resource which can be found here.