Research and Evaluation

PAN engages in evaluation and research to build a body of evidence aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV and hepatitis C.

Research provides information for programming and policy directions. PAN has used CBR and program and implementation science to investigate issues that BC communities have identified as important, including stigma, housing and case management processes. We also host quarterly CBR meetings for allies to come together and discuss research in the province.

Evaluation, on the other hand, measures the impact of programs and services and provides information on program implementation. PAN supports evaluation and program science work at local, regional, provincial and national levels by collaborating with HIV and hepatitis C focused partners and organizations in learning about and applying evaluation tools and program science to guide all stages of programming, from planning and development through to modifying for improvement. These programs are made possible through PAN’s partnership with Reach Nexus.

If you are interested in learning more about research and evaluation at PAN, please contact Janice Duddy, our Director of Evaluation and Research.

Please use the links below to learn more about PAN’s Evaluation and Research programs.


Overview of research at PAN

Making it Work Project

Organizational Stigma Assessment Project

SPARTA Project: Sustaining Partnerships to Advance Community PrioRities in STIBBI Public Health Data Sets

Positive Living Positive Homes Study

The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project

The Small Urban, Rural, and Remote Harm Reduction Project (SURR) 



Research Community Building

What is community-based research (CBR)?

Sharing Space Community of Practice

CBR in BC Quarterly Meetings 

PAN Affiliated Researchers


Evaluation at PAN

PLDI Impact Evaluation


CBR Musings Blog

Evaluation News Blog



PAN’s Research and Evaluation Treehouse: here we share resources that can be helpful for both evaluation and research. Building on the tree metaphor – the Treehouse sits on the limbs between both the Research and the Evaluation Tree and provides a space for us to come together to learn and build our capacity in both of these areas.


Research Resources

Evaluation Resources



Images: , Ruth Hartnup; Research Data Party grin; PAN
Last reviewed November 2023