Peer Health Navigation: GIPA, MEPA and Your Organization

Event Date: 
4 June 2018, 12:00 EDT

A webinar in partnership with Positive Living B.C.

Peer health navigation is a person-centred approach to guide, connect, refer, educate and accompany people living with HIV through systems of care. The goals of health navigation are to support people living with HIV in their self-determined goals, to build the capacity of clients to self-manage their HIV care, to navigate systems themselves and, ultimately, improve their health and overall wellness. The greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV (GIPA/MEPA) in peer health navigation programs can have significant benefits.

This webinar will:

  • focus on assessing the capacity of a host agency to work within a GIPA/MEPA framework prior to the development of a peer health navigation program
  • discuss the importance of using a GIPA/MEPA framework and challenge agencies to improve their practice at all stages of the program development process.

 Moderator: Amanda Giacomazzo, CATIE  


  • Glen Bradford, Positive Living B.C., Vancouver, B.C.
  • Susanne Nicolay, Wellness Wheel, Regina, SK 
  • Murray Jose-Boerbridge, Toronto, ON

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