The Year in Review
PAN resources are constantly evolving to support the many moving parts in the dynamic work of our communities. Resources range from short reads to deep dives on health and social justice issues, to videos available live and on-demand. Our News and Views section features weekly blogs offering community training events, research updates, advocacy campaigns, public health information, job postings, and more. Extensive toolkits help organizations step by step in frontline support and advocacy. Resources also feature research reports from special events like our Stigma Reduction Interventions Deliberative Dialogue, materials for insight and refreshers on capacity-building events, and evaluation tools to help the community in projects from start to a reflective finish. We also highlight the Policy Change and Collective Action work we do to improve equity.
With the world swept up by COVID-19 early in 2020, we quickly worked to create tools specific to people in our sector, from disease and prevention information to harm reduction in a pandemic.
The COVID-19 resources feature:
- PAN updates to members
- COVID-19 Prevention and updates
- HIV and Hepatitis C
- Harm Reduction: substances and sex
- Indigenous Communities and Cultural Safety
- Prison Populations
- Mental Health
- Economic Response Plans
- Funding sustainability for non-profits
- Workplace Adaptation
Hep C in Focus
Adapting to public health distancing protocols of COVID-19, we offered a virtual training that welcomed people from all across BC. The focus was on hepatitis C in the lead up to World Hepatitis Day on July 28. The day featured voices of people with lived experience providing perspectives on research and advocacy. Resources from the event include on-demand videos and opportunities for peer connection.
We fine tuned our Human Rights Education Toolkit, which addresses inequities faced by people who use drugs. It was developed in alignment with the Human Rights Education Project which concluded in June. The toolkit provides advocacy tools for direct action in communities as well as a BC history on human rights and drug use.
In response to community expressing a need for accessible information about HIV for staff working in housing, we added a ninth module to the HIV Housing Toolkit, a knowledge translation piece of the Positive Living Positive Homes community-based research study.
Our site provides a wealth of information for learning, action, and community building to improve health and social outcomes of the people our members serve. We encourage you to check back regularly to see what’s new or revised.
For more information about our Resources, contact Janet Madsen, Capacity Building and Knowledge Translation Coordinator, [email protected]