Hot Off the Press: 2013 – 2014 CHERT Findings

CHERTlogo_transparent_webI am pleased to share findings from the 2013 – 2014 round of data collection with the Community HIV/HCV Evaluation and Reporting Tool (CHERT). Funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority, the CHERT is an online survey that collects annual data from community-based HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C programs operating in BC. CHERT questions explore both process and outcome level indicators related to the programs’ prevention, testing and treatment services.

This year, findings from the CHERT have been presented in three separate reports, as follows.

  1. Key Themes from the CHERT. This report focuses on highlighting some key themes where the data showed interesting trends over time. Specifically, the key themes explored in this report include: human resources, harm reduction and stigma and discrimination.
  2. The Community-Level Contribution to From Hope to Health: BC’s Provincial Strategy to Address HIV/AIDS. This report employs data from the CHERT to assess the contribution community-based organizations are making to From Hope to Health: Towards an AIDS-free Generation (BC’s Provincial HIV strategy).
  3.  CHERT Supplemental Information Report (2011 – 2014). This report presents all CHERT data that has been collected over the past three years.

Relevant stakeholders, such as CHERT respondents, PAN member organizations, the Ministry of Health, and health authorities are encouraged to read and reflect on these reports. Overall, they demonstrate the critical role community-based groups play in the fight to address the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics in BC.

Questions? Comments? Get in touch with me at [email protected]

Elayne Vlahaki, MPH
Principal Consultant, Catalyst Research Group
Manager, BC HIV/HCV Evaluation Advisory Group, Pacific AIDS Network