CREATE Domains & Program Priorities
The CREATE Leadership Group has defined the following eight priority Domains for research and translation activities.
1. Best Practice Care: Conducting knowledge translation activities that support Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to deliver best practice evidence-based primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
2. Sustainable Funding: Contributing to the building of sustainable funding mechanisms that generate the level of funding that Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services require to deliver appropriate, accessible, effective and sustainable services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with a particular focus on those most vulnerable.
3. Health Promotion: Improving the ability of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to provide effective and appropriate health promotion programs to prevent and manage chronic diseases.
4. Workforce: Defining, outlining, and exploring what constitutes an appropriate, sustainable, trained, supported and highly qualified workforce to deliver primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
5. Defining Our Outcomes (e.g. Key Performance Indicators): Supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Sector to identify and implement an appropriate, evidence-based set of primary health care Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
6. Quality Improvement: Supporting services to continually improve the quality of care delivered to patients through activities that bring together existing evidence, or identify new evidence, as defined by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Sector.
7. Accreditation: Assessing ways of streamlining the accreditation process through identification of appropriate accreditation systems, and minimising service resource investment in meeting overburdening accreditation standards.
8. Governance: Gathering and presenting evidence relating to good governance within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Sector in order to improve the ability of individuals within services to govern more effectively.
9. Social Determinants of Health:
10. Older People’s Wellbeing:
Additional Program Priorities
In addition to these key Domains of research, CREATE has two related priorities – its Capacity Strengthening Initiative and Methods Group.
1. The Capacity Strengthening Initiative is focused on building the capacity of individuals working within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary health care sector. The program is designed to develop skills in the understanding of the collection and use of data form their own health services and other research activities. The CREATE capacity strengthening program is aimed at addressing the priorities of the Community controlled Primary health care sector.
2. The CREATE Methods Group is responsible for generating evidence synthesis guidance, tools and reporting standards that align with principles for conducting ethical research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges in systematic review findings and recommendations.