Category: Research

Our _ Community Health Initiative (O_CHI): O_CHI is a multi-year, BC-wide Community-Based Participatory Research Project that is investigating what systemic change would be for the T2NBY (Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary) Community. O_CHI is a mixed methodology research project that establishes ongoing community resources to accomplish its objectives, while maintaining a commitment to equitable access by… Read more »

HIV Self-Testing Clinical Trial

Dr. Sean Rourke works with the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is hoping his work on HIV self-testing kits will soon make them available to all Canadians. Video courtesy YouTube   Learn more HIV self-tests haven’t been approved in Canada but researchers want to change that

CBRC Highlights Federal LGBT2Q Health Study

Via the Community-Based Research Centre The Rainbow Health Report: Canada’s Parliamentary Study of LGBTQIA2 Health In Canada, LGBTQIA2 people continue to face barriers to their physical, mental and sexual health. From coast to coast to coast, many LGBTQIA2 communities struggle to maintain positive health outcomes, often because of a lack of access to services due… Read more »

Thanks for checking out our new whiteboard video, “Stigma experiences of people living with HIV in BC”! This whiteboard video was produced so that we could continue sharing findings and engage in knowledge translation for our community-based research study, the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index. This video will provide a brief overview of… Read more »

CAHR 2019 Sessions online

This update arrived from folks at CAHR: CAHR would like to thank the nearly 700 individuals that attended CAHR 2019 in Saskatoon. With a theme of “Wuniska!”, CAHR 2019 had a stellar program of world-renowned speakers and presentations of leading research. CAHR would like to thank Conference co-chairs Drs. Alexandra King and Linda Chelico —… Read more »

Volume 14, Issue 3 – Guest Edition of the First Nations Health Authority Health Systems Innovation: Privileging Indigenous Knowledge, Ensuring Respectful Care, and Ending Racism towards First Nations in Service Delivery The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) is pleased to announce a special call for papers from Guest Co-Editors at the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA),… Read more »

PAN is pleased to announce the launch of our new whiteboard video, “What supports housing and health for people living with HIV in BC?”, as part of our ongoing knowledge translation and sharing of findings for our community-based research study, Positive Living Positive Homes (PLPH). We decided to develop this whiteboard explainer video to help… Read more »

HIV/Hepatitis C Services Providers Survey

Options for Sexual Health is doing a Provincial assessment of services providers for women (inclusive of all women) who are at risk or living with for HIV and/or hepatitis C infections.  We would appreciate if you could take a moment to fill our survey by May 15th, 2019.  In addition please pass it on to… Read more »

Safer Spaces: Gender & Overdose Prevention Site Access

The Safer Spaces: Gender & Overdose Prevention Site Access project was a partnership of AIDS Vancouver Island and the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative in Ontario.This project examined how women use Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) and what makes OPS more or less accessible to women. Between June and August 2018 surveys were conducted at 5 OPS:… Read more »

Living in the Lower Mainland means a hyper-awareness of the housing affordability crisis. It is impossible to ignore the uncomfortable reality that the Lower Mainland is an expensive place to live. Similarly, in Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH for short), a community-based research study, it became evident that the housing affordability crisis in the Lower… Read more »

Positive Living BC presents their latest Community Forum: HIV Stigma, Disclosure, Criminalization and Access to Care: Findings from the Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Women’s Longitudinal Needs Assessment (SHAWNA)   Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 PM Location: Chateau Granville Best Western – 1100 Granville Street (@ Helmcken) in Vancouver   Presenters:… Read more »