Category: Community News

Peer Compensation and Resources

Peer compensation is a timely topic with more projects and organizations implementing “Nothing About Us, Without Us” principles in their work place. Peers have always been an amazing resource and their lived experience is now recognized as critical part of building projects and programs. In PAN’s 2017 Members’ & Stakeholders’ Survey an overwhelming 93% of… Read more »

Becoming a Country that Eliminates Hepatitis C

Many PAN members know Laurie Edmiston of CATIE, or have worked with one of the great staff members there. CATIE is a national organization for HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) information and education. Laurie recently wrote a piece that appeared in the Vancouver Sun:  Nine countries will eliminate hep C by 2030. Why not Canada?   Excerpt:… Read more »

In April, the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) released “Hep C Resources in BC: what we have – what’s missing – and next steps”. The report outlines the results of their needs assessment, which focused on information and advocacy needs surrounding hepatitis C in the province of BC. This needs assessment was completed as work… Read more »

Per-SVR research study aims to help curb hep C reinfection The new wave is here. Now that effective hepatitis C treatments are available, there is a global movement to end hepatitis C with surging political will. It is a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to save 10 million lives by 2030 through effective hepatitis C treatment…. Read more »

Dear Current ISHI Sponsors, We are very appreciative to those who have taken part in the ISHI petition. It would be very much appreciated if you could use your communication platform(s) to help us reach our target of 1000 signatures. There is a digital petition available, and a hard copy. This is the link to the… Read more »

Hepatitis C in Primary Care & Drug and Alcohol Settings: Treating hepatitis C in people who inject drugs   People who inject drugs (PWID) represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infections. Clinicians working with PWID play an important role in reducing HCV-related morbidity and mortality through early diagnosis and treatment. With the advent of new, well-tolerated,… Read more »

2018 World Hepatitis Day in British Columbia

July 28th is World World Hepatitis Day, a day to raise awareness, educate and advocate. This year we are featuring events and resources to support the movement for better health literacy.   Events Scroll down for information about what’s going on in your BC community. If you’re looking for information across the country, check the CATIE… Read more »

Via the Positive Living BC Weekly eNews   A message from the Chair: Positive Living BC welcomes Elgin Lim as our new Executive Director! On behalf of the Board of Directors I am pleased to announce the appointment of Elgin Lim as Executive Director of the Positive Living Society of BC, effective September 2018. Elgin… Read more »

Madeline is part of the Community Based Research and Evaluation section of the PAN team. In addition to working with PAN, they have worked at Pacific Hepatitis C Network, and is also on staff with YouthCO as the Mpowerment Fraser East Coordinator. Madeline follows in the Meet the People at PAN tradition with the 5… Read more »

PAN Member Spotlight: Share Your Work

PAN member groups are located in all regions of BC, and provide services for people living with HIV, HCV, and other health and social issues. Miles, workloads and funding make it hard to get together enough, we know. We also know that one of the things people comment on when we do get together for… Read more »