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

Chief Leroy Denny said all levels of government need to provide more funding for culturally appropriate mental-health support to Eskasoni and to all Indigenous communities. https://t.co/O1IkuWtUIL

Nearly 300 @DalhousieU students have completed Module 1 of the new course, ‘Introduction to Cultural Safety in Healthcare for Indigenous People’ #Eduction #IndigenousHealth #IPHE @DalNursing @DalMedSchool @DalDentistry @MargotALatimer @DianeObed2 @SylliboyJohnR

Thanks for the photo @ACHHInitiative! It is so exciting to have the first group of @DalNursing @DalDentistry @DalMedSchool students taking ‘Introduction to Cultural Safety in Healthcare for Indigenous People’ course. @DalhousieU @DalHealth https://t.co/jNnkApPlFT

Such a thrill to see this started! Looking forward to facilitating next week! https://t.co/Adwt6tsH2r

Amazing 1st day of #Indigenous #Health #Dal_IPE course! Excellent work by the whole design team! Hope to help #reconciliation thru education of these amazing new health professionals @MargotALatimer @SylliboyJohnR @KatherineHarman @DalHealth @DalMedSchool @DalDentistry

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