Category: Resource and Funding News

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 »

Indigenizing Harm Reduction

I was happy to take part in Indigenizing Harm Reduction, a webinar presented by the UBC Learning Circle. Len Pierre, Andrea Medley, Janine Stevenson and Andrea Derban shared their experiences and thoughts on how best to connect with First Nations communities to introduce and support harm reduction principles. Len is of Coast Salish descent; Andrea… Read more »

MHI February Newsletter

Things are already busy! Thanks for helping support and grow the MHI community by spreading the word of our services and events – together it’s amazing what we can accomplish! Keeping you up to date with MHI and community events is a part of this e-newsletter, so scroll on down and read about funding, testing,… Read more »

From Hope to Health Progress Report 2015/16

The third progress report of From Hope to Health: Towards an AIDS Free Generation is now available. This progress report from the Ministry of Health covers the third fiscal year of provincial expansion (April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016). In addition, there is a supporting technical document with the source data and the parameters… Read more »

Please find attached the combined summary of the engagement process on refreshing the Ministry’s strategic policy related to viral hepatitis (Healthy Pathways Forward) that took place late 2015 and early 2016. Between November 25, 2015 to January 20, 2016 the Ministry of Health (the Ministry), the BC Centre for Disease Control BCCDC) and the BC… Read more »