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Hepatitis C Council of B.C.: Our Strategic Plan (Draft)

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
Hepatitis C Council of B.C.
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
13
Summary: 
A document outlining the Hepatitis C Council of BC's strategic plan, including: the organization's mission statement, and details of the goals and strategies for the specific areas of communications, education, support, marketing and public relations, fund raising and resource development, management, and finance and administration.
Keywords: 
action plan; British Columbia; Hepatitis C Council of BC (HepCBC); hepatitis; hepatitis C; HCV

Empowerment and Family Support (speech given to the Mayor's Task Force on Childrent and Families, Victoria, B.C. October 15, 1990)

Publication type: 
Conference / Meeting Proceedings
Agency: 
Cornell University
Date: 
1990
Pages: 
22
Summary: 
The speech presented to the Mayor's Task Force on Children and Families in Victoria, B.C. (1990) focuses on empowerment through family support. The author provides a definition of family support programs along with examples of empowerment processes to outline a framework of empowerment. The author then applies the framework to a case study of 276 families in Syracuse, New York that examined family stresses and supports. By applying the framework to the case study the author highlights the accomplishments and limitations of the program designed to support families in empowering ways.
Keywords: 
case study; empowerment; family; families; programs; support servies

Health Literacy Network: Access to Health Information for People with Disabilities Pamphlet

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
A pamphlet that describes the Health Literacy Network program of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities. The program strives to link disability, health, literacy and other community groups, individuals and health care professionals.
Keywords: 
advocacy; BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD); disability; health information; literacy; Health Literacy Network

Injection Drug Use and the Epidemic of HIV in the Lower Mainland - Final Report

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Agency: 
Lowermainland Working Group on Communicable Diseases
Date: 
1998
Pages: 
92
Summary: 
The document is a report produced as part of the process of developing an action plan to respond to the epidemic of HIV and other communicable diseases like hepatitis C associated with injection drug use in the lower mainland of British Columbia. The document includes details on the background and process of the study; a description of injection drug users (IDU); an inventory and evaluation of existing resources and treatment services for IDU in the lower mainland; and recommendations for future action.
Keywords: 
action plan; British Columbia; communicable disease; drug tretment; drug use; harm reduction; hepatitis C; HIV; injection drug use; methadone

Talking to Kids About HIV/AIDS

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
Agency: 
Canada Public Health Agency
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
The document is a bilingual French/English booklet produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre to help parents and other adults talk to young people about HIV/AIDS. The document includes tips on how to approach difficult conversations; facts for different age levels; basic facts about HIV/AIDS and contact information for other related resources.
Keywords: 
AIDS; Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre; children; education; family; HIV; HIV/AIDS; youth

PASAN Info Bulletin #3 - The Politics of Drug Use and Marginalization: Implications for Service Providers

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
Date: 
1997
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
The author discusses the political and social contexts of the work that the Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) does and argues for a political understanding of the effects of marginalization on communities of drug users.
Keywords: 
advocacy; AIDS; drug use; drug user; HIV; Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN); prison; Toronto

PASAN Info Bulletin #2 - Basis of Unity

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
Date: 
1996
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
An information bulletin describing the goals and guiding principles of the community-based organization Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN). PASAN is based in Toronto and provides advocacy, education and support to prisoners with HIV/AIDS related issues.
Keywords: 
advocacy; AIDS; education; harm reduction; HIV; prison; Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN); Toronto

Taking Drug Users Seriously - Abstract Book for the 4th National Harm Reduction Conference

Publication type: 
Conference / Meeting Proceedings
Agency: 
Harm Reduction Coalition
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
156
Summary: 
The document is a list of over one hundred abstracts from the Harm Reduction Coalition 4th National Conference held in Seattle, Washington (2002). The abstracts include international perspectives on harm reduction and summarize presentations on topics related to hepatitis; HIV; homelessness; heroin; methadone maintenance; mental health; prison populations; transgender communities; and youth. The document also includes an alphabetical list of conference participants and contact information for the Harm Reduction Coalition.
Keywords: 
AIDS; conference program; drug use; harm reduction; Harm Reduction Coaltion; hepatitis; HIV; injection drug use;

Hepatitis C Information Sheet

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
BC Persons with AIDS Society; Vancouver Native Health Society
Sponsor: 
Abbott Laboritories Ltd.; Agouron Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.; Biochem Pharma Inc.; Bristo-Myers Squ
Date: 
1999
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
An information sheet describing what hepatitis C is and how it is transmitted and diagnosed.
Keywords: 
B.C. Persons with AIDS Society (BCPWAS); HCV; hepatitis C; health promotion; HIV; Vancouver Native Health Society

Working Together - Doctors and Patients Information Sheet

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
BC Persons with AIDS Society; Vancouver Native Health Society
Sponsor: 
Abbott Laboritories Ltd.; Agouron Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.; Biochem Pharma Inc.; Bristo-Myers Squ
Date: 
1999
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
An information sheet produced by the BC Persons with AIDS Society and the Vancouver Native Health suggesting things HIV positive people can do to have an open and working partnership with their doctor.
Keywords: 
B.C. Persons with AIDS Society (BCPWAS); doctors; HIV; informed consent; Vancouver Native Health Society

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