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

@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

Join ⁦@SylliboyJohnR⁩ and I along with Elders and Colleagues on April 15th ⁦@McMasterU⁩ for @cpn_rdc⁩ ⁦Indigenous Health Research Sharing Workshop ⁦@ACHHInitiative⁩ ⁦@DalHealth⁩ ⁦@DalNursing⁩ #RelationshipBuilding

I'm excited to include our latest article as recommended readings for our presentation titled "Indigenous Health Researcher is Looking for You!" at the Indig. Community Health and Research Conference #ICHR2020
@mcmasterchse @ACHHInitiative @McGillGradStudy @cpn_rdc @DalhousieU

On #BellLetsTalk Day, read about Dr. Amy Bombay @AmyBombayPhD 'Closing the gap: Identifying risk and resilience factors influencing mental health and wellness among First Nations children and youth' #IHDCYHECI http://bit.ly/AmyBombay

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day and the AFN encourages you to participate by writing a message and share a photo on Social Media with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk and Bell Canada will donate 5 cents towards mental health for every post.

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