Webinar Category: Health Determinants

What’s Happening in Digital Sexual Health

This dialogue-style webinar explores some digital sexual health services available in BC. Digital sexual health programs help people learn about, monitor and enhance their sexual health and knowledge by engaging online. They have the potential to connect with people in hard to reach areas, and reach populations that may face stigma or challenges in accessing… Read more »

Special Presentation by Dr. Christy Sutherland

We were pleased to welcome Dr. Christy Sutherland, Medical Director of PHS Community Services, as the keynote speaker  to precede PAN’s Annual General Meeting. She spoke on the topics of a safer drug supply and the question of decriminalization. Dr. Christy Sutherland is a family doctor and diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine who… Read more »

PAN Presents: PHSA Hot Topics

PAN welcomed presenters Dr. Jason Wong, Jill Pascoe and Lauren Allan from the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) to talk about topics chosen by our members. This session provided an update on current epidemiology in BC and PHSA women’s services.     Suggested audience: HIV and hepatitis C organization staff and volunteers, especially those working… Read more »

Hepatitis C Schooling That Connects: Dialogue with Shelley Taylor of CATIE

World Hepatitis Day is honoured every year on July 28, and this year we presented a KnowledgeConnect dialogue webinar will focus on hepatitis C knowledge and skills that connect people across the country. Shelley Taylor, the Regional Health Education Coordinator with CATIE, shared what brought her to working in hepatitis C and what her work… Read more »

Measuring Reductions in STBBIs: Your Input Matters

Help Shape how Canada evaluates its success in addressing HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and other STBBIs!  Reducing the health impact of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) is a key goal for British Columbia, for Canada, and globally. To support this goal, the Public Health Agency of Canada released a Pan-Canadian STBBI Framework for Action and… Read more »

Pozcast: Supporting PLHIV in their Health

During Men’s Health Week we sat 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. But it is… 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 »

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 »

Stigma Reduction Training Tools and Resources

This webinar on STBBI-related stigma reduction as presented by Rachel MacLean of the the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) in Ottawa and Becky Van Tassel from the the Centre for Sexuality in Calgary. They have been working in partnership to develop knowledge translation and training resources that support frontline service professionals in the provision of safer, more… Read more »