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

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

Elders-in-residence help Indigenous people feel more at home in hospitals #IndigenousHealth https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/island-health-hires-elders-in-residence-1.5316152?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Congrats to our very own @leahgoesglobal on her @KillamTrusts award. Well done! 👏 #DalProud @DalNursing @DalhousieU

Dr. Christine Chambers knew there was good psychological science on how children experience pain and how best to manage it. When it came time for her own children to undergo routine procedures she realized those findings were lost in translation. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/10/childrens-pain

Join @cblackst, @Angelina1aA and @NaiomiMetallic in Halifax on Tuesday, Oct 8 for an important discussion around Human Rights and Reconciliation:
Indigenous Child Welfare. #IndigenousHealth https://www.dal.ca/dept/maceachen-institute/events/policy_matters2019/Human-Rights-and-Reconciliation.html

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