Category: CBR Musings

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 »

Part I of a 2 part series   The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) had the good fortune of presenting several research and evaluation projects at the recent Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Montreal, QC. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet, reconnect, and learn from a diverse group of researchers, people with… Read more »

Introduction to Realist Evaluation

What is Realist Evaluation? Realist Evaluation is a theory-based approach that asks “How or why does this work, for whom and in what circumstances?” rather than just “what works?” The goal is to develop a detailed theory on how a program works and unpack the processes that are normally non-observable. When to Use Realist Evaluation… Read more »

At the PAN Fall Conference, we learned from Dr. Lianping (Mint) Ti about short-course direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs for hepatitis C (HCV). These well-tolerated drugs have demonstrated cure rates of 95% and have been available in British Columbia (BC) since 2014, but their dispensation has been limited to individuals with advanced liver disease due to… Read more »

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Perry Kendall, the Provincial Health Officer, declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act as a result of a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths across British Columbia (BC) since the beginning of 2016. Because PAN’s member agencies and partners have been on the frontlines… Read more »