Category: Resource and Funding News

Health Canada is inviting letters of interest for community groups interested in funding to “strengthen responses to drug and substance use issues in Canada.” The summary of Health Canada information appears below; please follow links for complete details.     Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) is pleased to invite eligible organizations to… Read more »

Pacific Hepatitis C Network Launches Help4Hep BC

Pacific Hepatitis C Network is thrilled to introduce our brand new hep C helpline – Help4HepBC!  Launched May 15, Help4Hep BC is a peer-to-peer helpline where peer navigators work with callers – people living with hep C, family, friends, health care providers, counsellors and other supports – to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on…. Read more »

The criminalization of drug use and the people who use drugs affects HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) rates and patterns in how HIV and HCV are transmitted. Healthcare access for people who use drugs can be complicated by the criminalization of drugs, and this impacts health outcomes those who are often vulnerable as a result… Read more »

The Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC) wrapped up their conference this weekend in Regina. I would have loved to be there, as one of the features of the conference was a presentation by Irene Goldstone and Marilou Gagnon on how nurses have led the way on implementing harm reduction. CANAC makes a… Read more »

HIV and Aging… There Are Resources on That!

Based on feedback from our members, PAN has identified HIV and aging as a priority area of focus. Interest in accessing resources related to aging with HIV was put forth at the Fall 2016 PHA forum, where it was suggested that PAN’s website could include a resource section focused on this topic area. HIV and… Read more »

Substance Use News: April

BC’s Public Health Crisis at One Year: The Overdose Epidemic The provincial government has released a report following up on Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall’s announcement of a public health crisis on April 14, 2016. BC’s Opioid Overdose Response: One-Year Update (April 13, 2017)  summarizes efforts in seven key areas: Immediate response to an… Read more »

A New Evaluation Resource: Peer Evaluator Training Manual

  PAN is excited to introduce a new comprehensive resource on evaluation – the Peer Evaluator Training Manual! We hope this will be a good resource for PAN, REACH and other teams doing participatory evaluation work around the country. This resource will particularly be useful to those seeking to build evaluation capacity including teams that are working with people… Read more »

April 10, 2017 – Surrey, BC With its strong focus on innovation, skills, partnerships and fairness, Budget 2017 takes the next steps in securing a more prosperous future for all Canadians. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, was in Surrey, British Columbia to highlight additional federal support for the opioid crisis announced last… Read more »

The BC Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General has provided funding to the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) to support community dialogues in response to the opioid overdose crisis in British Columbia. Community coalitions from every region of the province are invited to submit a letter of interest in… Read more »

The Professional Guidelines and Public Health Practice Division of the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control within the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is pleased to announce that two new publications for the Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections have been publicly released.   1) The Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections chapter has been… Read more »