Community Based Research

Community-based research brings researchers together with members of the community to:

  • Identify issues
  • Collect, analyze and interpret the data
  • Decide how to use the results to:
    • Inform policy
    • Change practice
    • Improve conditions in the community

The following principles inform community-based HIV research:

  • Community driven
  • Community relevance
  • Equitable partnerships and collaboration
  • Capacity building
  • Anti-oppression framework
  • Attending to process
  • Multiple forms of knowledge
  • Action outcomes

The OHTN actively supports and encourages quality HIV-related community-based research in Ontario by:

  • Building strong networks among community members, academic researchers and policy makers and service providers to develop competitive research proposals that address community priorities
  • Enhancing the research capacity of community-based organizations by providing career support, assistance with grant writing, and funding protocol development for community-based researchers
  • Promote the exchange of knowledge created by it

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Findings from the Positive Spaces Healthy Places study helped secure $200,000 in new funding for supportive housing for PHAs in Southwestern Ontario.

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