Programming Connection

About the Programming Connection 

The Programming Connection is an online toolkit that highlights promising approaches to frontline programs in HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, care and support.

Objectives

The Programming Connection will:

  • Facilitate the exchange of information on frontline HIV and hepatitis C programs.
  • Highlight programs that have targeted specific challenges with creative approaches to inspire ongoing innovation.
  • Highlight research evidence that supports the development, implementation and strengthening of programs and program approaches.
  • Stimulate new practices appropriate to local circumstances and resources.
  • Raise community-based standards of practice and encourage experimentation.
  • Support service providers to share knowledge and resources.

Programming Connection case studies, program elements and bright ideas

Programs profiled in the Programming Connection advance HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, care and support efforts in Canadian communities. Case studies, program elements and bright ideas are created in collaboration with the Canadian service providers who developed and/or deliver the program.

Programs are selected if they are promising approaches to HIV and/or hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, care and support in Canadian communities. This is based on practice-based evidence, and when available, research-based evidence. Programs that can demonstrate that they are monitoring and evaluating their programs are prioritized for inclusion.

The inclusion of a program in the Programming Connection is not meant to suggest that the program is better or more successful than those that have not been included. Rather, it is an indication that the program may serve as an inspiration to other service providers looking for solutions to similar challenges. For more information, see the Programming Connection development policies.

Programming Connection evidence reviews and evidence briefs

Research evidence profiled in the Programming Connection advances HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, care and support efforts in Canadian communities. Evidence reviews synthesize a body of research, and evidence briefs synthesize a single study on a particular program approach. These are selected for their relevance to Canadian program planners and service providers, and analyzed and synthesized to help support evidence-informed programs.

For more information, please contact:

Logan Broeckaert
Researcher / Writer, Treatment and Prevention Programming
programmingconnection@catie.ca
416-203-7122 ext. 238