The Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE) focuses on translating 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).

The aim of CREATE is to assist the Aboriginal health sector to use existing knowledge (published and unpublished) on best practice chronic disease prevention and treatment as well as sustainable primary health care funding and service delivery models to improve the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 use 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.
  • To strengthen the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers and researchers to conduct and use evidence to improve health outcomes.