Tag: CBR

Positive Living, Positive Homes: Official Launch!

The Pacific AIDS Network is pleased to announce that the study has been officially launched in all three of its case study communities. Study site coordinators in Prince George and Greater Vancouver (Devyn Flesher and Mona Lee) have been interviewing people living with HIV (PLHIV), as well as service providers and policy makers, since the… Read more »

New Resource: Peer Worker Support Project

We would like to bring to your attention a great new resource created by Terry Howard, Director of Community-Based Research at Positive Living BC : Peer Worker Support Project: Developing Industry Support Standards for Peer Workers Living with HIV.  The need for this resource, which develops an industry standard of support tools to be used when employing people… Read more »

This blog was published in 2015. Its title has been changed to reflect Janice’s expanded role to Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research. Janice Duddy is the Manager of Evaluation with the Pacific AIDS Network – in partnership with the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS (REACH). Janice started working with PAN in August 2013 as the… Read more »

Devyn is a former staff member of PAN. Devyn Flesher, PAN’s Prince George Site Coordinator for the Positive Living Positive Homes study, is a 2nd year graduate student at the University of Northern British Columbia, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies. Her Master’s thesis focuses on representations of female sexuality in the Twilight Saga… Read more »

Two new training modules for community-based research

The Learning Place for Community-Based Research in HIV/AIDS has released two new training modules. The CBR Case Study (led by Dr. Kelly O’Brien) walks you through the phases involved in designing and conducting a community-based research study. The Participant Observation module discusses ways of using participant observation as a tool for collecting data about people,… Read more »

5 Questions with Mona Lee, Manager of Evaluation

Mona is a former staff member of PAN. Mona Lee joined PAN in January 2015 as the Greater Vancouver Site Coordinator for the Positive Living, Positive Homes study and went on to become PAN’s Manager of Evaluation. She has a B.Sc. from UBC and a Master’s in Public Health at SFU.  What first piqued your… Read more »

Join the Aboriginal HIV and AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre) on Coast Salish Territory for our Wise Practices Gathering! This premier event brings together Aboriginal People Living with and Affected by HIV and AIDS (APHAs), academic and community researchers, government and policy workers, health care workers and students to discuss current Aboriginal HIV… Read more »

Rethinking ASOs? Project Report Now Available

The community-based response to HIV/AIDS has evolved significantly over the past 30 years. From bake sales to AIDS walks, from kitchen table meetings to board rooms, from helplines to one-stop health centers, and, in some cases, from HIV-only to integrated services, the response to the epidemic itself has shifted. These shifts are due in part… Read more »

Foundations in Community: HIV and Housing Research in Canada

At a Pacific AIDS Network staff meeting several weeks ago, we engaged in “gratitude practice” – taking the time to note what we were thankful for before we started discussing work. It had been cold and snowy for the first time this fall, and I shared that was grateful to be living in a cozy… Read more »

The Pacific AIDS Network and the Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study are seeking a Research Site Coordinator for Kamloops to be involved in an exciting opportunity to be involved in research that will create social change. The Site Coordinator will coordinate research activities in the Kamloops area for this community-based research study. The Coordinator… Read more »

Guest post by: Allyson Ion and Saara Greene Pregnancy and motherhood for women living with HIV (WLWH) in Canada is a success story. WLWH are increasingly having babies because HIV treatment can prevent transmission during pregnancy and childbirth. As WLWH can now expect longevity with the evolution of HIV to a chronic health condition, pregnancy and… Read more »