Programming Connection

Program Models 

Each of the programs profiled in the Programming Connection is a model of frontline practice: a program that advances HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, care or support efforts in Canadian communities. Descriptions of Canadian programs included in the Programming Connection are developed in collaboration with service providers:

  • Case studies are in-depth descriptions of programs
  • Program elements provide a snapshot of one element of a program, or an overview of an adaptation of an existing program
  • Bright Ideas! are brief descriptions of programs

Visit our home page to browse program model categories or see below for our complete list of case studies, program elements and bright ideas.

Case study

A program to train and support family physicians to routinely offer HIV testing to all their patients.

Case study

A multidisciplinary team that reduces barriers to hepatitis C prevention, treatment and support services in rural and remote areas.

Case study

A multidisciplinary team that provides a one-stop shop for hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment and support

Case study

A multidisciplinary team that reduces barriers to hepatitis C care through community liaison and telemedicine programs.

Case study

An outreach initiative that engages African and Caribbean barbers and hair dressers to deliver HIV/AIDS information to their customers.

Case study

A peer-led outreach program for Asian women working as sex workers in massage parlours.

Case study

A program to train people who use injection drugs to recognize signs of drug overdose and administer artificial respiration and naloxone if overdose does occur.

Bright idea

A program that employs paramedics to provide HIV testing in homeless shelters.

Bright idea

Community art project

Case study

A peer-based program that offered low-barrier HIV testing and connection to care through street fairs and in community organizations