Webinar Category: Advocacy, Policy and Public Health

Pozcast: Supporting PLHIV in their Health

June 11-17 is Men’s Health Week, and we’re sitting down with James Watson, the host of Pozcast. The goal of Pozcast is to connect people living with HIV with HIV research in ways that matter. Episodes on men’s health have included HIV and fatherhood, and a series on drug use in the gay men’s community,… Read more »

Creative, Inclusive, Rooted: Supporting Indigenous Youth with Yúusnewas

YouthCO has been working to reduce the impact of stigma related to HIV and hepatitis C since 1994. YouthCO’s Yúusnewas program is an Indigenous peer-led program. Their work includes workshops on HIV, sexual health and harm reduction in urban and rural communities; Culture is Healing events by and for Indigenous youth in downtown Vancouver; First… Read more »

Options for Sexual Health: Partners for Impact

Options for Sexual Health provides BC communities with comprehensive sexual health services through clinics, education programs, and Sex Sense, their free and confidential sexual health resource and referral service. Michelle Fortin and Nicole Pasquino shared how their work can support PAN members in frontline services, as well as provide professional development for staff and volunteers…. Read more »

Shared Vision; Regional Action: Using Collective Impact to Strengthen Services for Women

Molly Bannerman, the Provincial Director  of the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) in Ontario presented a webinar about WHAI’s work to strengthen communities. The WHAI builds capacity in organizations that provide services to women. Working with coordinators in 15 sites, the WHAI uses a collective impact approach to identify key priorities overall and 3-4 priority… Read more »

Catch the News from CBRC Health Summit

Couldn’t make the Community Based Research Centre’s Health Summit? Share in the energy and change generated. The Community Based Research Centre’s Health Summit is a longstanding source for up-to-date research and community check-in on the health of gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, queer (GBT2Q), and other men who have sex with men. Researchers from across Canada… Read more »

Project Inclusion: A Human Rights Approach to HIV, Hepatitis C and Overdose Prevention

Learn what your organization can do to act on the findings of  Project Inclusion, a human rights approach to HIV, HCV and overdose prevention in BC. Pivot traveled to communities in BC to speak with people coping with poverty, homelessness, and substance use about how programs and policies affect their health. Pivot’s Darcie Bennett shares… Read more »

KnowledgeConnect Dialogue: Mobile Harm Reduction and the Stimulus Conference

We hosted a dialogue-based webinar with AIDS Vancouver Island’s Kim Toombs and Ivan Fletcher on October 17, 2018. Ivan works in mobile harm reduction and Kim is on the Overdose Outreach team. Ivan and Kim talked about lessons from their work and Kim sahred her experiences from the Stimulus conference on drugs, policy and practice, which took… Read more »

Understanding the Intersections of HIV and TB in Indigenous Communities

This webinar was presented by Jennifer Sammartino of the First Nations Health Authority, and Jannie Leung of the BC Centre for Disease Control on October 24, 2018. Health and cultural factors play roles in how to best support people facing HIV, TB, or both. Jennifer and Jannie talked about  the layers of HIV and TB… Read more »

Hep C in BC Resources Project

This 15 minute presentation shares the results from a BC-based research survey to better understand the hepatitis C resource needs of people throughout BC. After viewing, please fill out the evaluation, as evaluation is an important part in creating interesting and relevant material. A prompt will appear at the end of the video. Thank you for… Read more »

Drug Substitution Therapies and Community Health

  The overdose crisis continues in BC, a public health crisis that continues to unfold. Meet two people at the front lines of this epidemic: Dr. Christy Sutherland and Wendy Stevens.  In this webinar from February 2018, they presented information on treatment options and had a great discussion about the importance of  wraparound care and… Read more »

GetCheckedOnline: STI Testing Made Easy

  GetCheckedOnline.com is an easy way to test for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in British Columbia, Canada. In a few steps, you ​can print a lab form, then go to a participating LifeLabs site to give your samples and get your results online or over the phone. GetCheckedOnline is operated by the BC Centre… Read more »

Bringing Research Home: Findings from Positive Living Positive Homes and BC Stigma Index

Community-based research (CBR) is a circular process designed to empower and inform change. It starts with community-identified needs, explores research questions, then brings findings back to community for decisions about the most important pieces learned through research and how to communicate them to a wider audience. This communication part of the CBR process is called knowledge… Read more »