The Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health commenced in 2003 from funding through a five-year grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as the first CCRE focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. It was established to conduct Aboriginal community-controlled population health and outcome-oriented research on strategies and systems that would support individuals and communities to prevent and manage chronic disease.
The CCRE was also designed to provide a range of training opportunities for Aboriginal people in research and clinical skills, to build the capacity of Aboriginal communities to direct and conduct their own health research and to deliver quality health services.
The CCRE was led by the Aboriginal Health Council of SA (AHCSA) in partnership with Flinders University. The CCRE built upon the partners’ previous research and networks.
The CCRE continued research into preventing and managing Aboriginal patients with chronic illness, developed and delivered a Certificate IV course in Indigenous Research Capacity Building, and disseminated research information to Aboriginal communities in South Australia.
For more information on the CCRE in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, go to the AHCSA website.
The following publications are available from the AHCSA website:
- Giles, G., CCRE in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, AHCSA and Flinders University 2008, Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health: Achievements and Milestones, CCRE in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Norwood, SA.
- Giles, G., 2009, CCRE Mapping the Journey – The Establishment and Development of the first Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, 2003–08, CCRE in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Adelaide.
- Giles, G., Malin, M. & Harvey, P. W. 2006, ‘The Centre of Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health – An operational rationale and summary of early achievements’, Australian Journal of Primary Health, 12(2), pp. 107–13.
- Chronic Condition Management Strategies in Aboriginal Communities
- Clinical Management of Aboriginal People with Co-existing Diabetes and Alcohol-Related Health Problems
- Development and implementation of the National Alcohol Treatment Guidelines for Indigenous Australians
- Better Medication Management for Aboriginal People with Mental Health Disorders and their Families
- Coordinated Aboriginal Mental Health Care: A Best Practice Model for Rural and Metropolitan Service Delivery