Category: CBR Musings

  As many of you know, the Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study has been actively sharing its findings in its final research phases. One of the ways we have been sharing findings is through holding gatherings at various community-based organizations that helped and supported us throughout the study. We recruited participants living with HIV at these… Read more »

Making It Work Project Update

  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the project, Making It Work (MIW) is an Indigenous-focused, community-based research project in British Columbia co-led by PAN and the AHA Centre at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN). It’s been several years in development, born out of conversations within the community when looking at the… Read more »

Presenting Community Research with Data Placemats

The Positive Living, Positive Homes study is now in its final phases of knowledge sharing! Over the next several weeks, look on the PAN website and in your PAN e-news for findings from this innovative, community-based research study that’s been active in Prince George, Kamloops, and Greater Vancouver since 2015. Today we present the “data… Read more »

PAN’s community based research (CBR) projects are guided by collaboration, change, and inclusion.  CBR begins with needs identified by a community and includes people in the community on the research team. Research questions are developed, answers are sought, and findings are brought to the community so they may use the information to educate and advocate for… Read more »

Community-based research (CBR) is an approach that puts community partnerships at the heart of the research process. CBR approaches are collaborative; focused on change; and inclusive. Community-based research begins with community-identified needs, explores research questions, then brings findings back to community. Community identifies the most important pieces learned through research and how to communicate them… Read more »

Dan Wilson joined the Pacific AIDS Network team in November 2017 as the Knowledge Translator for the Positive Living, Positive Homes Study. As with other staff members, he’s been asked to introduce himself with our 5 Questions With….  challenge. Dan can be reached via email.    What first piqued your interest in HIV research? After being diagnosed… Read more »

How PAN’s values impact research and evaluation The GIPA/MIPA principles of inclusive and meaningful involvement are part of Pacific AIDS Network’s (PAN) core values, as described in our strategic plan and organizational values and approaches. We try our best to embed these values in all of our work, including all stages of PAN-facilitated participatory research and… Read more »

PAN’s research and evaluation work is based on the principles of community-based research, which place community partnerships front and center. Researchers work with community to explore issues and decide what research questions to ask for the benefit of the community. CBR is by nature: Collaborative: The communities in which the research is taking place are full… Read more »

2017 UWW/REACH 2.0 Fellowship Awards Announced

Universities without Walls (fondly referred to as UWW) provides distance education “that moves people and HIV research evidence into practice, and practice into research.” Projects are community-based enquiry to benefit community outcomes. UWW principles include openness, collaboration, plain language, and making research skills visible and accessible to all involved. UWW offers e-learning options you can access… Read more »

The Pacific AIDS Network is pleased to share findings from the BC component of a CIHR-funded community-based research study that investigated the impact of food insecurity on health outcomes of people living with HIV in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. As part of the knowledge-to-action activities for this project, a briefing note and fact sheet were… Read more »

Capacity Bridging: Reciprocity at Work In Research

  Janice Duddy, PAN’s Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research, had the opportunity to speak with Sherri Pooyak, the Community Based Research Manager with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network/Aboriginal HIV & AIDS CBR Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre), about an interesting new idea called capacity bridging. ‘Capacity-bridging’ is an emerging term proposed by the AHA Centre… Read more »