Prevention in Focus

Spring 2020 

Programming Connection: Programs and resources

The Programming Connection is an online toolkit that highlights models of frontline programs that provide HIV and hepatitis C prevention, care, treatment and support services. It also features a selection of resources to help in program planning, delivery and evaluation. This toolkit aims to inspire community-based service providers to develop new practices appropriate to their circumstances and facilitate knowledge-sharing and networking.

Below is a selection of Programming Connection case studies and resources you might find useful. Visit the Programming Connection to view the full collection.

The Maple Leaf PrEP Clinic

The Maple Leaf Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Clinic is a nurse-led PrEP clinic with the goal of facilitating access to this highly effective HIV prevention medication for those at risk of acquiring HIV. The clinic also provides community resource referrals, routine testing for sexually transmitted infections and assistance with health system navigation.

Hepatitis C Treatment Program at Moss Park Consumption and Treatment Service

The hepatitis C treatment program at Toronto’s Moss Park Consumption and Treatment Service integrates hepatitis C testing and treatment services with supervised injection and other harm reduction services. This program provides a low-barrier approach to hepatitis C treatment for community members who use the site.

Overdose Prevention Site at St. Paul’s Hospital

The overdose prevention site at St. Paul’s Hospital offers a safer place to use drugs in the West End of Vancouver. The site offers overdose management and monitoring, as well as other harm reduction services (e.g., sterile injection supplies, safe disposal of needles, drug testing) to both hospital inpatients and West End community members.