Sharing Indigenous Knowledge to Improve Health Care

The ACHH Initiative is working with communities and clinicians to bridge the gap in our understanding of Indigenous children’s pain and hurt and improve healthcare experiences.

About the Initiative

The ACHH Initiative is working with communities and clinicians to bridge the gap in our understanding of Indigenous children’s pain and hurt. We hope to design tools for culturally appropriate communication and treatment.

Community Members

Are you a community member that participated in our work? Would you like your community to take part in our research?

See what we’ve learned so far and how we plan to move forward.

For Academics

Academic & Health Professionals

There’s lots of ways to improve the healthcare experience for Indigenous children and youth. Education is the first step! Learn more about ACHH’s research and the FIRST Approach developed for health professionals.

If we only treat one thing such as our body, and our spirit isn’t healthy and our minds and thoughts aren’t healthy, then how can you be healthy?

– Elder

Imagine taking your very sick child 2000 km for healthcare to a place with culture and language you don't know. Working with many partners, @CHEOhospital hopes to make that journey just a little bit easier.
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/cheo-opens-first-of-its-kind-clinic-for-patients-from-nunavut/
#cdnhealth #cdnpoli #ottnews #Nunavut #INDIGENOUS

'We’re getting there,' says Indigenous health-care expert https://signalhfx.ca/iwk-seeks-advisory-committee-for-indigenous-health-strategy/#.Xc6wtByIgBE.twitter

Improve the healthcare experiences of Indigenous children & families. Hear about the FIRST Approach to providing culturally safe clinical practice @ACHHInitiative. Free for CWLC & @casw_acts members. Register http://bit.ly/dec3indighealth. Not a member? Get in touch for sneak peek.

"There's this tolerance for harms to #FirstNations children in ways that would not be tolerated at all for any other child in the country" - @cblackst https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/299-todays-crisis-tomorrows-apology-indigenous-death-in-the-child-welfare-system/ via @canadaland

Wela’lin @mcgillu @SylliboyJohnR for leading our first @ACHHInitiative @DalhousieU @IWKHealthCentre ‘Learning Lodge’ today on Two-eyed Seeing @a_sylliboy @leahgoesglobal @Juliefrancis177 @katierox_2 & Sharon Amey

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