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Member, Adjudication Committee STOP HIV Community Funding

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Open to Patient partners in the Northern region

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As Northern Health continues the work towards achieving the goals in the provincial framework “From Hope to Health: Towards an AIDS-free Generations (2012)”, we are seeking community organizations who are well positioned to provide prevention, support, and/or care for individuals living with, or at risk for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV). We are requesting proposals from non-profit community and First Nations health organizations to provide support services that will increase access to HIV and Hepatitis C services across the North, and need patient partners to join us in reviewing the submissions and selecting the most appropriate applicants to provide service in this area.

The goal of this project is to increase access to HIV and Hepatitis C services in northern communities. By issuing a request for proposals to communities we aim to support programs and services that are community driven and meet the needs of their specific populations.

The purpose of engaging patient partners is to include the views of individuals with lived experience in selecting services to meet their needs. The role of the patient partner is as an equal adjudication committee member who helps decide which organizations will receive funding.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Comfort telling your story;
  • experience working in a small group;
  • living with HIV or Hep C or having a family member with HIV or Hep C or increased risk of contracting HIV or Hep C (utilizes injection drugs, gbMSM)

Respond directly to Ashley Stoppler at 250.565.5784 or ashley.stoppler@northernhealth.ca

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