These documentaries are part of an award-winning series of three stand-alone films, called Promising Practices. These films highlight how Indigenous communities in Canada are utilizing harm reduction with cultural practices and evidence-based methods enhance health outcomes.
The Promising Practices Project is dually funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada and Indigenous Services Canada (First Nations Inuit Health Branch).
The primary focus of the Promising Practices Project is to address the issues and needs presented to CAAN by participating members (Indigenous people, communities, service providers, IPHA/IPHC’s) through formal dialogue sessions that occur throughout the year. Indigenous feedback is responded to in the form of resources and materials that identify wise practices with regards to accessibility, inclusion, cultural relevance, and appropriateness. These resources are developed in collaboration with CAAN Research, providing evidence based and supported approaches to service delivery.
Resources include the development of prevention and education materials and contain a training component that presents implementation capacity building. Promising Practices also includes partnerships across the service provider sphere, engaging Indigenous people and community knowledge that can then guide service delivery work.
Knowledge Bundles (formally referred to as Toolkits) are available resources on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, STBBI’s, and Harm Reduction. These bundles include research-based information sheets, visual aids in the format of films, facilitation guides and workbooks.
Information Sheets provide action items and recommendations that services providers can implement immediately, they have been created on the following:
- Youth: Beyond Risk
- Women: Creating Safer Spaces
- Implementing the Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV and/or AIDS (GIPA)
- Documenting Lessons Learned
Two additional information sheets are in development in the following areas:
- Community-Based Research 101
- Strength-Based Practice
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