Tag: Food Security Study

New Resources from the Food Security Study Team in BC

The Food Security Study is a national community based research study examining the impact of food security on the health of people living with HIV. A key priority for our team is to find ways to share findings with communities and participants involved in the research, as well as those involved with shaping policy and… Read more »

Welcome to the Pacific AIDS Network’s spring review of What’s HOT in HIV Research! In this edition we are going to take a look at contributions made by the PAN team to the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) 2015 Conference in Toronto, which was held in April. Invaluable Lessons: Compensating Peer Research Associates in… Read more »

Job Posting External Posting Id# 2014-08 Posting Date: August 18, 2014   Knowledge Translation Coordinator Reporting to: Executive Director Hours: Part Time, 8 hours/week Days: Various Position: Contract Location: Seymour Site and Various Background: The CIHR-funded Food Security Study was the first community-based research (CBR) initiative in Canada to examine food security and health outcomes among people… Read more »

National Food Security Study: Initial BC Findings

The Food Security Study is a national community-based research study that examined the impact of food security on health outcomes of people living with HIV in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia. This study was community-led and took place in multiple sites across the province. There were 328 HIV-positive people in BC who were interviewed by… Read more »

Last week, almost 70 individuals from around the province joined the Pacific AIDS network in Richmond for a lively 2-day event called Knowledge to Action: Strategic Directions for Community-Based Research (K2A2013). The enthusiasm and engagement from the diverse participants – from peer research associates, to community-based organization representatives, to academic researchers, and others – reminded me… Read more »

January Review of What’s Hot in HIV Research

The New Year has certainly come in like a gale-force wind, with many things to consider as the HIV/AIDS research world ponders next moves. Dissemination, translation and exchange of new findings continues to shape the way that we understand HIV in our country, and this month’s “review of what’s hot” shares some new reports and… Read more »

5 Questions with Peer Researcher Valerie Nicholson

Valerie Nicholson is a grandmother, mother, and proud resident of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). She is the co-founder of the Harvest Organic Coop, a fruit and veggie coop for people with compromised immune systems, those affected and infected, housed (gratefully!) at AIDS Vancouver. She is also a nutritional outreach worker for the DTES Kitchen Tables… Read more »