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Canadian Public Health Association


Knowledge Translation Resources for Reducing STBBI-related Stigma

Since 2014, CPHA has developed a number of knowledge translation tools to support health and social service providers to provide STBBI-related services. These resources underscore the individual and organizational factors required to enhance services and reduce STBBI-related stigma, and ultimately improve health outcomes for those affected by or living with STBBIs.

Workshops on Reducing STBBI-related Stigma

Throughout 2014-2017, in collaboration with the Centre for Sexuality, CPHA developed the content for three workshops focused on reducing STBBI-related stigma. These workshop resources, including a facilitation manual, a participant workbook and the presentation slides, will help you facilitate a training workshop in your community. The content from the three workshops can also be combined to create a more comprehensive training opportunity.

Developing Core Competencies for STBBI Prevention

Throughout 2011-2014, CPHA worked with communities across Canada, including a National Reference Group, to identify the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours that enhance STBBI prevention activities. Based on these consultations, a set of 26 core competencies were identified. In addition to the Core Competencies, a Health Equity Impact Assessment Tool specific to STBBIs was created, as well as a list of the Factors that Impact Vulnerability to STBBIs among the general population and also select priority populations.

Webinar Series on Reducing STBBI-related Stigma

CPHA has hosted a number of webinars to increase understanding of the stigma associated with sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) as well as sexuality and/or substance use more broadly. Each webinar – presented by members of the public health community from across Canada – highlighted promising practices in stigma reduction.