Pacific AIDS Network provides member groups, stakeholders and allies opportunities to learn and exchange ideas at face to face and virtual events. We share research data and evaluation tools to help member groups to work at their highest levels. We support and cultivate shared advocacy and collective impact to create positive change.
All of our work – training, research, evaluation, advocacy, collective impact – is captured in as many resources as possible on our site so that they may be referred to and used again. The Resources sections are updated as our learning evolves, and we share this learning with our communities. Building our resources is an ongoing project and we encourage members and others to check back regularly to see what’s new or revised.
New in 2018-19
We are pleased to announce the HIV Housing Toolkit, a knowledge translation piece of the Positive Living Positive Homes community-based research study. This multi-module kit provides information for people living with HIV, as well as frontline workers. It offers great insight from people with lived experiences and supports people living with HIV to access safe and appropriate housing.
A new section of resources was created this year to support the structural growth and excellence of PAN members in their day-to-day work. Tools for Organizations offers resources for leaders, staff, volunteers and anyone else who contributes to building and strengthening your work. It includes:
Up to the Minute Issues and Advocacy
Responding to health and social impacts of HIV and hepatitis C is core to our work. Resources and advocacy reflect on our aim to support our member organizations and speak with a collective, representative voice for BC.
Many of our members continue to provide substance use related care and support, including overdose prevention services. Our Drug Use and Overdose Response page offers practical information for organizations with sections on Overdose Prevention, Care and Recovery; Peer Voices; Harm Reduction; Grief, Loss and Resilience; The Fight Against Stigma; Treatment Resources and Care; Reports, Recommendations Research, and a monthly compilation of research and media coverage in Substance Use News.
Our work in the province and across the country is captured in advocacy updates on the Government and Stakeholder Communications page. This year our work has focused on the use of the criminal law in relation to HIV non-disclosure and on harm reduction in the ongoing overdose crisis. The HIV and the Law section was updated significantly this year, with international, national and provincial perspectives on how HIV non-disclosure has been treated in legal systems. We produced a new resource for frontline workers this year, What Do You Need to Know? Fact sheet for frontline workers with 2019 update on HIV criminalization in BC.
Training, Conference & Webinar Resources
If you haven’t seen the Training, Conference & Webinar Resources recently, we’ve added a section for Regional Training Events and resources from the Educators’ Forum: Promoting Effective STBBI, HIV, Hepatitis C and Harm Reduction Education with Indigenous People of BC. These sections are updated following the training events, and include summaries as well as presentation slides when we have permission from presenters to share. As always, our live webinars are recorded and then placed on the site for viewing on demand.
For more information about our Resources, contact Janet Madsen, Capacity Building and Knowledge Translation Coordinator, [email protected]
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