Tag: PLPH

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 »

Mapping Home: Positive Living, Positive Homes at CAHR 2016

The Canadian Association of HIV Research held its 2016 annual conference from May 11-15 in Winnipeg this year, and for the first time, the Positive Living Positive Homes team was there. Darren Lauscher, peer consultant, and Heather Picotte, study manager, discussed using a visual method in which HIV+ participants map their living space and point… 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 »

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 »

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 and an examination of the views of fans… Read more »

5 Questions with Mona Lee, Manager of Evaluation

This blog was published in 2015. Its title has been changed to reflect Mona’s expanded role to Manager of Evaluation.   Mona Lee joined PAN in January 2015 as the Greater Vancouver Site Coordinator for the Positive Living, Positive Homes study. In May 2015, she took on the additional role of PAN administrative coordinator. She… Read more »

Positive Living Positive Homes (PLPH) is an innovative community-based research project in British Columbia, co-led by Jennifer Evin Jones (Pacific AIDS Network) and Dr. Catherine Worthington (University of Victoria), and a diverse and skilled community-based team. We are seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to be involved in this exciting opportunity to be involved in research… Read more »

Christina Bielek is the new Positive Living, Positive Homes Project Coordinator at the Pacific AIDS Network. Prior to taking this position, Christina worked in research and teaching in the areas of sociology, community development, poverty alleviation, gender equity and food security in Canada and Latin America. We asked Christina 5 questions about her experiences and views… Read more »