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The ACHH Initiative has released its latest research paper titled, “Occurrence of and referral to specialists for pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children and youth” in CMAJ December 2018 - Volume 190, Issue 49. The paper focuses on how Indigenous children and youth have higher rates of chronic...

In 1986, the then Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr. proclaimed every October 1st as Treaty Day. It commemorates the key role of treaties in the relationship between the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq and the Crown. The annual ceremony reaffirms the historic presence of the Mi’kmaw who have occupied the land for...

The ACHH Initiative has released its latest research paper titled, “Creating a safe space for First Nations youth to share their pain” in PAIN Reports September 2018 - Innovations in Pediatric Pain Research and Care: Special Issue. The paper focuses on how Indigenous children and youth may be quiet about the way...

The World Congress on Pain is the preeminent global meeting devoted to sharing new developments in pain research, treatment, and education. The meeting brings together thousands of delegates from more than 100 countries across multiple disciplines. Participants include basic scientists, researchers, clinicians, physicians, students, and trainees—all of whom are devoted...

The Indigenous Health Research Advisory Committee (IHRAC) was established as part of the Chronic Pain SPOR with the objective to build, gather and share knowledge about Indigenous health research practices that would benefit Indigenous people. The primary goal of this work is to facilitate the development of authentic partnerships and enhanced...

Researchers are conducting a national survey with children, teens, their families, and their healthcare providers to generate a list of the Top 10 unanswered questions about treating chronic pain in kids and teens in Canada. Your voice matters! If you are impacted by chronic pain in kids and teens, we ask...