Sharing Indigenous Knowledge to Improve Health Care

The ACHH Initiative is working with communities and clinicians to bridge the gap in our understanding of Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal 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

Celebration lunch with @SylliboyJohnR for acceptance to PhD McGill!!!
@ACHHInitiative proud of this guy!!! Exciting days ahead!

Busy day of mobilizing Indigenous knowledge into multimedia learning (online, video) for Dal's Indigenous Health Course with @DalhousieDebbie @DalHealth @ACHHInitiative
#TRCinAction #indigenous #innovativelearning #curriculumdeveloper

@SylliboyJohnR @rpmprodhfx @DalHealth @ACHHInitiative filming with @AmyBombayPhD today for Dalhousie Intro to Indigenous Health course #progress @Dalnews

@ACHHInitiative had a fabulous day with Eskasoni health staff discussing how to improve kids health @ACCESS_OM_Esk @NSHSF @IWKHealthCentre Pediatric dentistry @Dalhousie dentistry @HuttMacleod @DalhousieDebbie #research.in.action

Great to see community and senior police leaders building understanding Thankyou @hfxmnfc for hosting #blanketexercise #TRC with Police Diversity Working Group today incl @HfxRegPolice @RCMPNS @YouthProject_NS @HealthyMindsHMC @isans_ca @therealLJA @BelieveinChange @hfxgov & more

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