Category: Hepatitis C

October 5, 2020 arrived with the announcement of the Nobel Prize for Medicine being jointly awarded to three scientists for their 1989 discovery of the hepatitis C virus. The scientific work of Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice answered a significant question: since hepatitis A and B had already been discovered and… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Training and Leadership

The Year in Review   PAN’s Training and Leadership department offers in-person training events, virtual knowledge sharing and capacity building events; and a wealth of continuously updated resources via our website.  As in years past, we have presented a range of in-person events. However, with the emergence of COVID-19, we had to reshape the events… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Community-Based Research

The Year in Review This year has been a busy one for the Community-Based Research (CBR) Department at PAN! We currently support three signature CBR projects – the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index, Making it Work, and Positive Living, Positive Homes. We also support capacity-building relating to CBR with our members and allies… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Collective Impact Network

The Year in Review   In the last year, through the omnipresent and work-altering impacts of COVID-19, PAN has continued to steer the ‘coordinated and effective community-based response to HIV and hepatitis C in our province’, the stated goal of the Collective Impact Network (CIN). An added uncertainty was that all the community contracts with… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Evaluation

The Year in Review   This has been a year of growth for our evaluation work at PAN and the department continues to be very active on a number of evaluation programs, projects and fee-for-service contracts.   The CIHR Centre for REACH (REACH Nexus) One of the biggest changes over the last year has been… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Resources

The Year in Review   PAN resources are constantly evolving to support the many moving parts in the dynamic work of our communities. Resources range from short reads to deep dives on health and social justice issues, to videos available live and on-demand. Our News and Views section features weekly blogs offering community training events,… Read more »

Flu Shot Finder

If you’re planning to get a flu shot this year, you will want to think ahead. For those who usually rely on a drop-in option at a clinic or pharmacy, appointments will be required. Given COVID-19 physical distancing considerations, appointments will be spaced apart to keep encounters as safe as possible. The following information is… Read more »

The Year in Review: Message from PAN Leadership

Rising to the challenges of our times J. Evin Jones, Executive Director and Board Co-Chairs, Katrina Jensen and Patrick McDougall   Dear Friends, Since the time of last year’s annual report, while PAN and our member organizations have realized many successes, it has been an incredibly challenging year. The overdose crisis is worse than ever… Read more »

Facilitated online course: Hepatitis C Treatment

November 9 to December 4, 2020 Do your service users know that hepatitis C can be cured? In fact, current treatments clear the infection in more than 95% of people. We need to share this good news with our clients and be able to talk about their treatment options. To facilitate this conversation, CATIE is… Read more »

Join us for the Hepatitis C Leadership Project Focus Group For PAN member and non-member organizations. The Hepatitis C Leadership Project continues to build a pilot leadership training program, identify courses of action for advocacy, and create meaningful engagement opportunities for people with lived experience of hepatitis C in BC. Are you a community-based organization,… Read more »

from Action Hepatitis Canada While Ontario is the only province with a six-month wait period for a second RNA test, other provinces and territories have their own barriers to confirming a diagnosis and starting treatment quickly. Ideally, a patient could get tested for hepatitis C, receive their diagnosis, and start treatment ALL on the same… Read more »

Join the Canadian Liver Foundation in fight against stigma

via the Canadian Liver Foundation Today’s issue is a complicated one, but it’s one we need to talk about more often. And that’s the relationship between liver disease, stigma, and drug use. Why is this important? A couple of reasons: There are more than 100 liver diseases, and very few of them are actually caused… Read more »