The REACH CBR Collaborative Centre in HIV/AIDS

Lay Summary 

The REACH CBR Collaborative Centre in HIV/AIDS will provide infrastructure to build CBR capacity in HIV across Canada. Building on the successful foundation of the CIHR Centre for Research Evidence in Action for Community Health in HIV/AIDS (REACH) -- a national collaborative research network, we will establish a vibrant, sustainable national collaborative among HIV/AIDS researchers, people living with HIV, community-based organizations, clinicians and policy makers that will foster rigorous, relevant CBR that will improve the health and well-being of people with or at risk of HIV. The Centre will provide direct financial and infrastructure support to seven Core Regional Teams that will guide and drive regional initiatives that respond to local needs. The Centre will support the regional teams by: 1) Building Readiness for CBR through the development of an online CBR readiness tool and comprehensive database of CBR on HIV/AIDS in Canada; 2) Building and sustaining relationships and partnerships across the sector by strengthening relationships with priority populations and communities, establishing partnership development resources and directly connecting people and building teams; and 3) Building CBR Capacity by providing direct support and training for research and KTE to seed new projects, help teams get funded, improving practices for engaging peer research associates, and moving knowledge into action.

Funding 
Collaborative Centres Of HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research - General Stream
Industry Sectors 
Health Care and Social Assistance
Start date 
1 Jan 2012
End date 
31 Dec 2017