Community-based research provides information for directions in programming and policy. Evaluation provides information on program implementation, measuring the impact of programs and services.
We use community-based research (CBR) to investigate issues important to communities in BC and also host quarterly CBR meetings for stakeholders to come together and discuss research in the province. We work throughout BC and in other parts of Canada to help the HIV and HCV sectors to learn how evaluation and program science can improve all stages of programming, from planning and development through to modification for improvement.
“Tools and support for evaluation [are] key. Evaluative information will help organizations improve what they do best.” (PAN Member and Stakeholder Survey)
PAN supports evaluation and program science work at local, regional, provincial and national levels. We’ll work with you to assess what you want to learn from evaluation and how to develop the tools to get there. If you are interested in learning more about evaluation and program science or community-based research, please contact Janice Duddy, our Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research. We can assist you in getting started, applying for grants, conducting literature reviews or connecting with other research partners.
These programs are made possible through our partnership with the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS, and the CIHR CBR Collaborative (A Program of REACH).