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

Dal Health's @MargotALatimer coauthors @CMAJ article First Nations children & youth experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children, but not accessing specialist or mental health services at the same rate as non–First Nations peers https://t.co/H18OPgtJDY @picardonhealth

Read about @MargotALatimer 's @CMAJ research on First Nations children experiencing more pain than non-First Nations Children, but with less access to mental health and specialist treatment @DalNursing #IndigenousHealth https://t.co/Vdn68oEZCc

Upcoming event in K'jipuktuk (Halifax) on Jan 9th- "Building Capacity for Reconciliation: Transforming teaching and learning through Etuaptmumk," a workshop followed by a free public lecture by Elder Albert Marshall & Dr. Cheryl Bartlett. Register here: https://t.co/AuUnxmjyOA

First Nations children frequently diagnosed with painful conditions but less likely to see a relevant specialist than other children, study finds: https://t.co/9rReKB5deS

@ACHHInitiative @IWKHealthCentre @DalNursing @DalHealth #FirstNations #Indigenoushealth #pain

CMAJ Visual Abstract - Pain diagnoses in First Nations children from our @CMAJ paper released today! #IndigenousHealth #Pain #Children https://t.co/rU47JvbK21 @IWKHealthCentre @Dalnews @DalNursing @MargotALatimer @SylliboyJohnR

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