In this issue:
- New Study on Point-of-Care Testing in Atlantic Canada
- Spring in Manitoba: Two Events on the Way
- Témoigner en public de sa séropositivé, ça donne quoi?
- Harm Reduction, Addiction and Mental Health: CBR Priorities in Action
- REACH 2.0 Initiative: Addressing Health Inequities and Improving Health Outcomes among Gay Men
- Building Research Capacity Through Community Assessment and Engagement with the Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre
- REACH 2.0 Intitiative: Expanding Community Based HIV Research in Manitoba
- Launching WILLOW in Ontario
New Study on Point-of-Care Testing in Atlantic Canada
A team led by REACH 2.0 member Jacqueline Gahagan has just received funding from CIHR to explore HIV Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) in Atlantic Canada.
Spring in Manitoba: Two Events on the Way
Spring in Manitoba is bringing two exciting events, hosted by Manitoba Advisory Team members.
● The Sex and Stigma Matters conference will be held May 21, 2015 in Winnipeg.
● The Manitoba Harm Reduction conference will be held May 25 to 27, 2015. This year the gathering will take place in Opaskwayak Cree Nation, near The Pas, Manitoba.
Témoigner en public de sa séropositivé, ça donne quoi?
Le témoignage public est une stratégie d’intervention beaucoup utilisée afin de lutter contre la discrimination et faire connaître la réalité des personnes vivant avec le VIH. Néanmoins, il est parfois difficile de bien saisir toutes les retombées du témoignage.
Harm Reduction, Addiction and Mental Health: CBR Priorities in Action
From Atlantic Canada: Through a research priority-setting exercise, we identified harm reduction, addiction and mental health as key areas of research for us over the next three years.
REACH 2.0 Initiative: Addressing Health Inequities and Improving Health Outcomes among Gay Men
This Ontario project will bring together researchers from across disciplines as well as healthcare professionals and community leaders to develop, implement, and evaluate a health delivery model that provides primary care physicians with clinical toolkits about gay men’s health and also activates and empowers gay men in their care using the self-management support framework.
Building Research Capacity Through Community Assessment and Engagement with the Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre
Together, the researchers of SHARE and the Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre (SIMFC) have secured a catalyst grant to develop the community based research capacity of SIMFC through a joint research project that will explore the attitudes, experiences, and motivations of Aboriginal people living with HIV in their need for and ability to seek and obtain access to healthcare services in Saskatoon.
REACH 2.0 Intitiative: Expanding Community Based HIV Research in Manitoba
Engagement with stakeholders across Manitoba, particularly those in rural and remote communities, was identified as a priority for the work of the Manitoba Advisory Team.
Launching WILLOW in Ontario
Working in collaboration with our local partner, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, we are currently in the process of launching the Women Involved in Life Learning from Other Women (WILLOW) intervention in Southern Ontario.