CREATE focused on translating research to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This research program included CREATE Fellowships, funded by the Joanna Briggs Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), University of Adelaide, which is one of three CREATE collaborating institutions.
JBI is an international not-for-profit, research and development centre at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. JBI promotes and supports the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices. One of the ways in which this is achieved is through the provision of education services including JBI Evidence-Based Fellowships programs for healthcare professionals.
The Joanna Briggs Foundation funded seven CREATE Fellowships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples working within the Aboriginal health sector across Australia. The CREATE Fellows undertook a six-month, work place evidence-based implementation project involving 2 x five-day intensive training workshops and were supported by senior academics throughout their experience. These workshops were hosted at JBI in Adelaide with the participation of health professionals from a variety of settings, including Indigenous settings.