Category: Pacific AIDS Network News

New Webinars focus on Overdose Response; HIV and Aging

  The three latest additions to our KnowledgeConnect webinar series are now open for registration, so sign up and get them into your calendars! Wednesday September 13: What Do You Need to Know About the Good Samaritan Overdose Act?  The Good Samaritan Overdose Act became law in May 2017 to encourage people to call 911 in… Read more »

Janet Madsen joined the PAN team in April 2017 as the Capacity Building and Knowledge Translation Coordinator. Janet has worked in BC’s HIV communities for over 20 years, primarily with Positive Women’s Network, as well as on a few small contracts with PAN over the last few years. Janet has lived in different parts of… Read more »

Shared Measurement

  You may have heard of shared measurement… or you may be taking a part in it currently! Shared measurement, often linked to collective impact, has been creating a buzz in the evaluation world for some time. Too often, we see organizations working in a disconnected way, unaware of what others are doing. Shared measurement… Read more »

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration addresses many issues to try to rebalance the incredible imbalance of rights and power between Indigenous people and descendants of colonists who traveled and “found” traditional Indigenous… 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 »

Simon joined the PAN team in April 2017, taking on two roles within the organization: Executive Assistant and the Collective Impact Network Coordinator, a Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) sponsored initiative being led by PAN acting as the “backbone organization”.  Simon has been working and volunteering in the non-profit sector since graduating with a chemistry… Read more »

Testing Talking Points: Routine Testing

PAN is pleased to participate in the National HIV&STBBI Testing Working Group, an initiative described below. This write-up was produced by our colleague Alex Musten from the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS and originally posted to national REACH 2.0 blog. If you have questions about this post or about the Working Group, please contact… 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 »

Now Recruiting… 2017-2018 PAN Board of Directors!

Are you looking for opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills? Do you want to support and contribute to your community and a provincial voice regarding HIV, HCV and related issues? Are you interested in networking and sharing your expertise at a dynamic, successful and ever-evolving organization? Then consider applying to join the Pacific AIDS Network… Read more »

  The Pacific AIDS Network takes evidence-based action and accountability seriously. We want to make sure we continue to learn within the organization to improve programs and practices for our members and stakeholders, as well as the people our members serve. In 2015, we developed a tool to do just that. The Members’ and Stakeholders’… Read more »