You Matter: Co-creating Health Care Policy with People who are Incarcerated


CGSHE Speaker Series presents Dr. Sofia Bartlett

Date: Wednesday September 21

Time: 12 PM Pacific time via Zoom. Register


In this talk, Dr. Sofia Bartlett (she/her) will explore the evidence for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing and linkage to care interventions in correctional centres, and discuss the need to provide person-centred, culturally safe and trauma-informed care for STBBIs in these settings. She will present the framework developed at the BC Centre for Disease Control to co-design health care policies and guidelines with people who are incarcerated, and demonstrate how this was applied in the You Matter Project to create guidance for providing STBBI testing and linkage to care for people who are provincially incarcerated in British Columbia. Register here.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Sofia Bartlett is an Adjunct Professor in School of Population and Public Health, and is the Senior Scientist for STBBIs at the BCCDC. Dr. Bartlett is the co-director of the Canadian Collaboration for Prison Health and Education, and is a co-investigator with the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C and the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort. Dr. Bartlett supports STBBI surveillance and programming, and conducts applied health research to address STBBI knowledge gaps.