Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is uniquely positioned to co-lead the Positive Living, Positive Homes study. PAN has been working to connect BC HIV services organizations with one another for more than a decade, providing training opportunities for staff and management, identifying and addressing priority issues for the HIV sector, and being a leader in the meaningful engagement of people living with HIV. Visit the PAN website at www.pacificaidsnetwork.org.
Working collaboratively, the Pacific AIDS Network builds the capacity and skills of its member organizations, including people with lived experience, to effectively address HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related communicable diseases and conditions.
PAN is composed of five main program areas:
Community-Based Research – studies currently underway include Positive Living, Positive Homes and the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project. This program also focuses on capacity-building and knowledge mobilization.
Evaluation – PAN’s Manager of Evaluation assists our member organizations with planning and evaluating their programs and services from an evidence-based, program science perspective.
Positive Leadership Development Institute – PLDI is a unique program through which HIV-positive people can build leadership skills and increase their capacity for meaningful participation in the community.
Skills Training & Conferences – PAN regularly organizes and hosts skills-building conferences, webinars, and other events for its membership and the wider public. Past trainings have focused on harm reduction, volunteer management, prevention education, and facilitative leadership, to name a few.
Collective Response – PAN’ leads an inspired community-based response to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and related diseases and conditions by working collaboratively with its member organizations.