We are so pleased to announce that PAN was successful in our proposal to CIHR under the Collaborative Centres of HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research competition. This news means that the CIHR CBR Collaborative: A Program of REACH (CBR Collaborative 2.0) will continue and that there will be sustained regional and national support through the CBR Collaborative 2.0 to foster rigorous, relevant community-based research (CBR) to improve the health and well-being of people living with and affected by HIV in Canada. We will keep you updated on regional and national activities via the REACH 2.0 blog and resposts here. If you’re interested in all REACH news, sign up for a subscription to the REACH monthly newsletter.
When we were preparing our proposal our team had time to reflect on the community-based research principles that we use to guide our work. We are committed to and demonstrate the following critical components when practicing CBR:
- Meaningful Engagement and GIPA/MIPA
- Relevance, Responsiveness and Rigour
- Trust and Transparency
- Partnerships, Mentorship and Equity
- Humanistic Values-Based
- Integrated Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE)
- Education and Learning
- Focus on Outcomes, Self-Reflexivity, Evaluating the Practice of CBR
- Action-Oriented with Long-Lasting Impacts
As part of our continued practice in CBR, the CBR Collaborative 2.0 and REACH 2.0 staff team is taking time to reflect and write about each of these principles (read Heather’s first installment). Follow these posts over over the coming months to learn more about how we intend to engage with and apply these principles in our work.
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