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.
- Discussing sexual health, harm reduction and STBBIs: A guide for service providers
- Reducing stigma and discrimination through the protection of privacy and confidentiality
- Self-assessment tool for STBBIs and stigma
- Organizational assessment tool for STBBIs and stigma
- Language matters: Using respectful language in relation to sexual health, substance use, STBBIs and intersecting sources of stigma
- Trauma- and violence- informed care toolkit
- Trauma- and violence- informed physical examinations and STBBI testing: A guide for service providers
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.