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

The harm reduction dispensing units are machines that distribute safer drug use supplies.

Case study

Employs people with lived experience of drug use to provide harm reduction supplies and other supports from their residences.

Case study

A short-term outreach-based case management program for individuals at ongoing high risk for HIV infection.

Case study

A hepatitis C awareness program that works with immigrants and newcomers to develop accessible Hep C resources in multiple languages.

Program element

A community development approach to developing accessible community resources in multiple languages.

Program element

A tried and true process to translate accessible community resources into multiple languages.

Program element

Hepatitis C testing and treatment services integrated with supervised injection and consumption services, harm reduction supply distribution and other drug-user health services.

Case study

A hospital-based clinic that offers PEP, PrEP, and other HIV prevention services.

Case study

Three Vancouver dental clinics introduce rapid HIV screening in their practices.

Case study

A comprehensive HIV primary care clinic designed to provide low-barrier health and psychosocial support to people experiencing intersecting barriers to healthcare.