The Centre for Community Based Research has partnered with REACH Nexus on the project, Positive Actions: Breaking HIV Stigma to provide coaching, capacity-building, and consultation on e-learning module and workshop curriculum development.
Over 5 years, Positive Action project aims to:
Build knowledge about how people experience stigma in Canada;
Explore new initiatives that can improve people’s experiences of stigma;
Engage people with lived experience of HIV and people with other lived experiences as stigma change-makers;
Develop, test and scale stigma reduction interventions at regional levels;
Build skills and capacity among people with lived experience of HIV, front-line workers, healthcare providers, and policymakers about stigma reduction work;
To build toward this larger vision, CCBR will work with REACH Nexus, Positive Action team members and the Capacity-Building Working Group to co-develop a Peer Leadership and Engagement Promising Practices online module and co-develop and co-facilitate a workshop on peer-led anti-stigma interventions.
The project is funded by the Public Health Agency in Canada, and led by REACH Nexus -- a national collaborative leadership network and implementation science research centre of over 125 researchers, front-line community agencies, people living with HIV, service providers, public health practitioners and policymakers. REACH Nexus is housed at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.