Category: CBR Musings

How PAN’s values impact research and evaluation The GIPA/MIPA principles of inclusive and meaningful involvement are part of Pacific AIDS Network’s (PAN) core values, as described in our strategic plan and organizational values and approaches. We try our best to embed these values in all of our work, including all stages of PAN-facilitated participatory research and… Read more »

PAN’s research and evaluation work is based on the principles of community-based research, which place community partnerships front and center. Researchers work with community to explore issues and decide what research questions to ask for the benefit of the community. CBR is by nature: Collaborative: The communities in which the research is taking place are full… Read more »

2017 UWW/REACH 2.0 Fellowship Awards Announced

Universities without Walls (fondly referred to as UWW) provides distance education “that moves people and HIV research evidence into practice, and practice into research.” Projects are community-based enquiry to benefit community outcomes. UWW principles include openness, collaboration, plain language, and making research skills visible and accessible to all involved. UWW offers e-learning options you can access… Read more »

The Pacific AIDS Network is pleased to share findings from the BC component of a CIHR-funded community-based research study that investigated the impact of food insecurity on health outcomes of people living with HIV in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. As part of the knowledge-to-action activities for this project, a briefing note and fact sheet were… Read more »

Capacity Bridging: Reciprocity at Work In Research

  Janice Duddy, PAN’s Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research, had the opportunity to speak with Sherri Pooyak, the Community Based Research Manager with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network/Aboriginal HIV & AIDS CBR Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre), about an interesting new idea called capacity bridging. ‘Capacity-bridging’ is an emerging term proposed by the AHA Centre… Read more »

  The Pacific AIDS Network takes evidence-based action and accountability seriously. We want to make sure we continue to learn within the organization to improve programs and practices for our members and stakeholders, as well as the people our members serve. In 2015, we developed a tool to do just that. The Members’ and Stakeholders’… Read more »

  The best CBR is done when community members work closely with researchers who have strong training in methodologies, and when academics work closely with community members who understand the needs/concerns of populations most affected by HIV as well as the challenges of delivering programs and services. Through this process, communities learn more about research… Read more »

We are so pleased to announce that PAN was successful in our proposal to CIHR under the Collaborative Centres of HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research competition. This news means that the CIHR CBR Collaborative: A Program of REACH (CBR Collaborative 2.0) will continue and that there will be sustained regional and national support through the CBR Collaborative… Read more »

Part 2 of a 2-part series   |   Read Part 1 This post is Part 2 in our two-part series related to Pacific AIDS Network’s (PAN) oral and poster presentations at this year’s Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Montreal, QC. The first post in the series focused on Jaydee Cossar’s oral… Read more »

You don’t often think of the words “data” and “party” in the same context, but at PAN we’re actively pursuing ways to make research exciting and relevant. To that end, we’ve now held two data parties for our community-based research study, Positive Living Positive Homes (PLPH). A “data party” is simply a gathering of people… Read more »

Invitation to Community-University Engagement Dialogues

What’s your vision for community – university engagement? BC’s Community Engagement team is pleased to invite you and people in your network to attend one, two or three dialogues in a short series of dialogues over a nourishing meal hosted at different sites by UBC’s Community Engagement Office. A diverse “Innovation Team” of around 20… Read more »