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About the ACHWM

The Aaniish Naa Gegii: the Children’s Health and Well-being Measure© (ACHWM) is a culturally relevant measure of health and well-being for Indigenous children (ages 8-18 years). It is a tablet-based measure created by the children for the children and is used for population health assessment; for program evaluation; or for mental health screening.

About the ACHWM

This initiative focuses on sharing the ACHWM with Indigenous communities and agencies across Canada. There is no licencing fee to use the ACHWM however there are associated costs to implement. Copyright© . 2016 Dr. Nancy L. Young, Mary Jo Wabano, and Dr. Stephen Ritchie. All rights are reserved. There are 2 key criteria to use the ACHWM Intent is to promote better child health and wellbeing Have mental health resources in place to support the child health needs that may be identified through the ACHWM.

About the ACHWM

This initiative focuses on sharing the ACHWM with Indigenous communities and agencies across Canada. There is no licencing fee to use the ACHWM however there are associated costs to implement. Copyright© . 2016 Dr. Nancy L. Young, Mary Jo Wabano, and Dr. Stephen Ritchie. All rights are reserved. There are 2 key criteria to use the ACHWM Intent is to promote better child health and wellbeing Have mental health resources in place to support the child health needs that may be identified through the ACHWM.

How do you say “How are you”?
We say "Komon Ca Vo".

Michif

Our team

We are thrilled to have a dynamic team that works both from the Naandwechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre and the Evaluating Children's Health Outcome lab at Laurentian University. [Meet the team](/about/team)

Our team

We are thrilled to have a dynamic team that works both from the Naandwechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre and the Evaluating Children's Health Outcome lab at Laurentian University. [Meet the team](/about/team)

How do you say “How are you”?
We say "Aniish Na".

Anishnaabemowin, South Western Ontario dialect

Our Story

Our story began over 10 years ago with two people and the desire to ensure a relevant health and wellbeing measure for Indigenous children, the rest has been a knowledge packed journey. [Read more about our story](/about/timeline)

Our Story

Our story began over 10 years ago with two people and the desire to ensure a relevant health and wellbeing measure for Indigenous children, the rest has been a knowledge packed journey. [Read more about our story](/about/timeline)

ACHWM Explained to Children & Youth

Do you want a kid-friendly explanation of the ACHWM to show to the children & youth in your community? Thomas and Sara explain what the ACHWM means to them and their friends in this video [click here to view](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lL-g9vvgN6Qm489aEV3zymNoXYPYru83/view?usp=sharing)

ACHWM Explained to Children & Youth

Do you want a kid-friendly explanation of the ACHWM to show to the children & youth in your community? Thomas and Sara explain what the ACHWM means to them and their friends in this video [click here to view](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lL-g9vvgN6Qm489aEV3zymNoXYPYru83/view?usp=sharing)

ACHWM Explained to Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

Was your child asked to take the ACHWM? If you want to learn how the ACHWM was created and how it will benefit your child and family, check out this video! [click here to view](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tFlGHwMJqZwNvo-dB80Zmfr6fQ1my9xb/view?usp=sharing)

ACHWM Explained to Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

Was your child asked to take the ACHWM? If you want to learn how the ACHWM was created and how it will benefit your child and family, check out this video! [click here to view](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tFlGHwMJqZwNvo-dB80Zmfr6fQ1my9xb/view?usp=sharing)

ACHWM Explained to Community Wellness Workers

Were you asked to take a role in the implementation of the ACHWM? If you want to learn more about how the ACHWM was created and more about the important role you play, check out this video! [click here to view](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oeTFiaVWBRk3ucgVCj6IxI-4RzgWFbW2/view?usp=sharing)

ACHWM Explained to Community Wellness Workers

Were you asked to take a role in the implementation of the ACHWM? If you want to learn more about how the ACHWM was created and more about the important role you play, check out this video! [click here to view](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oeTFiaVWBRk3ucgVCj6IxI-4RzgWFbW2/view?usp=sharing)

How do you say “How are you”?
We say "Ah’neen’chi’Kay’yohn".

Anishnaabemowin, Pik dialect

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have questions about the ACHMW make sure to check out our frequently asked questions. If you don't find you answer, please contact us. [FAQ](/about/faq)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have questions about the ACHMW make sure to check out our frequently asked questions. If you don't find you answer, please contact us. [FAQ](/about/faq)