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

Our very own @CourtneyPennel3 and her sister Brittany perform the Honour Song for #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay. We honestly have the best team! @IWKHealthCentre @MargotALatimer @SylliboyJohnR @BradyPaul92 @JuleeAnn_ @LeahKCarrier @capland71 @EmMacL84
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr0GHitc014

In celebration of #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay - ACHH is on a continuum to improve the well-being of Indigenous Children and Youth.
Checkout what we've been up to at https://bit.ly/2BuluBG

@ACHHInitiative published a paper that is relevant in creating ways to minimize racism in healthcare experiences for Indigenous kids. The FIRST strategy is a Two-Eyed Seeing approach that makes clinicians aware of cultural safety. @KidsInPain @DalHealth https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/pne2.12024

@ACHHInitiative teamsters (Margot and I) on a Friday afternoon writing retreat at the @hfxpublib. We are getting closer to a final draft of a manuscript about L'nu (Mi'kmaw) health research and engagement. @IWKHealthCentre @DalNursing @McGillGradStudy

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