Category: Pacific AIDS Network

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 »

Now Recruiting… 2017-2018 PAN Board of Directors!

Are you looking for opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills? Do you want to support and contribute to your community and a provincial voice regarding HIV, HCV and related issues? Are you interested in networking and sharing your expertise at a dynamic, successful and ever-evolving organization? Then consider applying to join the Pacific AIDS Network… 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 »

We’re pleased to announce that our KnowledgeConnect webinar series schedule is filling up. Our next summer webinar will focus on community-based research and will be on Wednesday August 2, 1 PM- 2 PM Pacific Time. Program The research team from CHIWOS (Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study) will share some data from… 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 »

Substance Use News: June

“Every 4 minutes 1 person who injects drugs becomes infected with HIV.” This statement comes from a newly released policy report from UNAIDS on Harm Reduction. It examines the public health implications of drug policy worldwide and highlights other health issues faced by people who use drugs (PWUD), including a high incidence of hepatitis C… Read more »

Cam graduated from UBC in the olden days and enjoyed a very interesting career, retiring 6 years ago. Highlights included over 15 years in the airline business where he did everything but the three “f’s”: flying, financing and fixing. After a short stint with an advertising agency where he helped launch Canadian Airlines international, he… Read more »

  “I would like to acknowledge that PAN, as a provincial organization, gratefully and respectfully works and partners with BC’s 198 First and Métis Nations.”   Within the past couple of months, PAN staff decided to add the territorial acknowledgement above to our email signatures. Although it may seem like a small thing, deciding on… Read more »