Two new community-based HIV/AIDS research centres launched

Two national centres for HIV/AIDS community-based research have received funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and are in the initial phases of becoming established.

Congratulations to the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) on their new Aboriginal HIV & AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre). The AHA Centre will support community-based research development across the country and emphasizes regional work with national coordination. The AHA Centre’s work will focus on four broad areas: partnership building and maintenance; capacity building; research promotion and support; and knowledge-to-action (KTA). For more information about the AHA Centre read this article or listen to a podcast.

The second center is the REACH CBR Collaborative Centre in HIV/AIDS, of which the Pacific AIDS Network is a member. The REACH CBR Collaborative Centre in HIV/AIDS will provide infrastructure to build CBR capacity in HIV across Canada. Building on the successful foundation of the CIHR Centre for Research Evidence in Action for Community Health in HIV/AIDS (REACH) – a national collaborative research network, we will establish a vibrant, sustainable national collaborative among HIV/AIDS researchers, people living with HIV, community-based organizations, clinicians and policy makers that will foster rigorous, relevant CBR that will improve the health and well-being of people with or at risk of HIV.

The Pacific AIDS Network is pleased to be on the National Team of the REACH CBR Collaborative Centre and we look forward to working with both centres to inspire, build capacity, and effect change through research!

Need more information? Get in touch:
Andrea Langlois
Community-Based Research Manager
[email protected]