Dr. Peter Opportunity to sit on Food as Harm Reduction Community Advisory Committee

DEADLINE: Friday, October 31st

The Vancouver Foundation has awarded the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation (in partnership with researchers from Simon Fraser University) a research grant to study food provision as a harm reduction approach with people living with HIV/AIDS and who use drugs. The study, titled “Food as harm reduction: the health effects of food provision for people who use drugs”, will seek to understand the different models and effects of food provision as a harm reduction approach.

Currently we are in the first phase of the research project and we are in the process of recruiting people with experiences in common with the study population (living with HIV and an understanding of accessing food programs and drug use) and who do not access the Dr. Peter Centre to serve on the Food as Harm Reduction Community Advisory Committee. The Food as Harm Reduction Community Advisory Committee will provide valuable guidance and feedback to the research team and will meet on a monthly/quarterly basis.

The sign-up for interviews is open until Friday, October 31st at 3PM. People interested in interviewing for the opportunity may either sign-up in person or over the phone for an interview slot. I have attached a recruitment poster and a brief commitment overview to forward on to any interested parties. If anyone has questions, please contact Grace Dalgarno at (604) 608-1874, ext. 2232 or [email protected].