Tag: Housing

Tell us your thoughts on housing for folks living with HIV!

image by Gabe Boothroyd, The Mainlander, May 31, 2016 The Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study invites people with experience in the HIV and housing sectors in Greater Vancouver to complete a short online survey. We are particularly interested in hearing from people living with HIV, health and social service providers who work with HIV-positive… Read more »

In 2013, a diverse team of community-based researchers completed the Food Security Study, which explored the relationship between food, nutrition, and health for people living with HIV in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. Recently they published postcards and fact sheets with their study findings. They also shared some of their housing-related data from BC with… Read more »

Positive Living, Positive Homes launches new website

The Positive Living Positive Homes research team is pleased to announce the launch of our new study website, www.plphstudy.ca. The website will inform community members about PLPH’s progress and findings. Highlights include a page on on using visual methods, which allows visitors to engage with our “mapping home” activity, and a resources page, which has… Read more »

Housing Promotes Health for People Living with HIV

An extensive review of studies on housing, HIV and health carried out by researchers at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network shows that housing is an important determinant of health for positive folks. According to the OHTN: “Working with colleagues in the U.S. and Canada, researchers from the OHTN have shown a conclusive link between housing… Read more »

CIHR features PAN’s Positive Living Positive Homes Study

Writers, philosophers and artists around the globe have tried to capture the feeling of “home”—that psychological state of warmth and security, of familiarity and heart—and even though the feeling may be different for each of us, we can usually agree that “home” is a special place. It’s not surprising, then, that where we live can… Read more »

5 Questions with Megan Deyman, PAN practicum student

Currently Megan is working to complete her second year of the Masters of Public Health program at the University of Victoria. For her research thesis, she is looking at the intricacies that tie HIV, access to housing, and health together. She is also completing a practicum placement with Pacific AIDS Network in partial fulfilment of… Read more »

Vicki has been teaching sociology for many years at several BC universities and colleges, and the courses she loves most are the ones focused on social justice. She has worked on several research projects in the past, including a cross-Canada study on the situations of contingent faculty members and unionization at universities. She has also… Read more »

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 »

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 »

The Pacific AIDS Network and the Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study are seeking a Research Site Coordinator for Prince George 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 Prince George area for this community-based research study. The Coordinator… Read more »