PAN’s Mental Health, Substance Use, HIV and HCV Research Team has been planning a research project focusing on the role of community-based organizations in implementing and adapting “best practice” models of frontline care – including case management, community development and community capacity building.
As part of the planning stages of this project titled: Making it Work: Supporting Community Approaches to Integrated Service Models for People Living with HIV, HCV, Ill Mental Health, and/or Problematic Substance Use a literature review and environmental scan was completed. The literature review – or Rapid Response –was conducted by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and PAN’s practicum student, Joanna Mendell, conducted the environmental scan of gray literature. Both examined case management, community development and community capacity building models supporting this population. These tools were intended to present the research team with a variety of models being used and to act as a starting point to discuss some of the opportunities and advantages of overlapping formal services with community development and community capacity building strategies.
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