Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE)

The Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE) has been established to assist the Aboriginal health sector to collate and use existing knowledge on best practice chronic disease prevention and treatment as well as sustainable primary health care funding and service delivery models to improve the coverage and appropriateness of their services and care. To find out more click on the link CREATE

Collaborating Organisations:

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Wardliparingga, SAHMRI

School of Public Health and Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide

Wardliparingga Role:

Wardliparingga is providing leadership, advice and expertise on the matters associated broadly with chronic disease amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Professor Brown will oversee CREATE’s inputs and outputs, and engage with all activities via the leadership group and as the Centre Director. The Research Fellows are based at SAHMRI in Adelaide. Wardliparingga also holds a number of Associate Investigator roles.

Project Overview:

Chronic diseases make up the bulk of the life expectancy gap between non-Indigenous Australians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Focusing on ways to improve the treatment, management and prevention of chronic diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has significant potential to reduce this gap.

Create has 2 key objectives;

  • Collate and synthesise existing evidence and, where necessary, develop and collate new evidence to inform guidelines, policies and/or other tools focused on improving care and outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with, or at risk of developing, a chronic disease.
  • Enhance the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers and researchers to conduct translational health research.

Chief Investigators:

Prof Alex Brown - Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

Prof Annette Braunack-Mayer - School of Public Health, University of Adelaide

Prof Ngiare Brown 

Associate Professor Edoardo Aromataris - Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide



Funding Source: 

National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Excellence grant

Further Information:

For further information regarding work conducted within the Centre of Research Excellence, please contact the Centre's Program Administrator, Karen Laverty, on (08) 8128 4251 or at Karen.laverty@sahmri.com

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SAHMRI is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna Nation.

The SAHMRI community acknowledges and respects the traditional owners, the family clans who are the Kaurna Nation from the Adelaide Plains region of South Australia. We acknowledge the clans of the Kaurna Nation and the sacred knowledge they hold for their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna Nation, their ancestors and the descendants of these living family clans today.