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

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

Case study

A social network approach to HIV investigation and partner notification.

Case study

Community-based approach to provide hepatitis C prevention, education, testing and treatment in a rural, First Nation community.

Case study

A rapid, anonymous HIV testing service offered in partnership with local organizations that have expertise with clients most at-risk for HIV.

Case study

A program that incorporates indigenous traditions into HIV, STI and hepatitis prevention education in Aboriginal communities by drawing on the strengths of women as natural leaders in their communities.

Program element

In ACCM’s peer-based program called ATOMc, “recruiters” promote the benefits of testing and refer their friends and acquaintances to testing sites by spreading information via their social networks.

Program element

Two programs that provide sexual health services to gay men and other men who have sex with men who might not otherwise access theses services.

Program element

An STBBI testing program that integrates a registered nurse within a harm reduction supply distribution room.

Case study

A health navigation program for people living with HIV, hepatitis C and other chronic illnesses uses flexible care plans and long-term engagement to improve lives.

Case study

An integrated public health follow-up process where physicians can delegate follow-up services to trained nurses.

Case study

A housing program that provides intensive support to people living with HIV who have complex needs.