Exploring the Landscape of Communicable Diseases in Atlantic Canada was a collaborative and consultative investigation into the current state of HIV/AIDS, HCV and other STBBIs, affected populations, and associated service delivery needs in Atlantic Canada from the perspective of community-based organizations and the people who access their programs, services and supports.
The purpose of this document is to provide a summary report of some of the key results of the Exploring the Landscape of Communicable Diseases in Atlantic Canada project. The full report can be found on the AIRN website (http://www.med.mun.ca/airn2012/home).
The objectives of the project were:
- To identify the current and emerging needs, key issues, and gaps in the area of services provided to populations living with communicable diseases—specifically, HIV/AIDs, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs)—in Atlantic Canada.
- To generate evidence to guide decision-making concerning how organizations serving these populations might position themselves to provide effective and efficient services to those most affected in the region into the future.