The Canadian Alliance in HIV and HCV Knowledge to Action (K2A) is a joint effort of the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH); and the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) focusing on Program Science – applying theory and knowledge to improve public health programs.
The K2A Alliance, in collaboration with community members, policy makers, educators, practitioners/service providers and researchers, uses Program Science to improve the health and wellbeing of people affected by HIV, HCV and STBBI in communities across Canada.
Program activities include:
- CAHR and CSIH conference sessions, bringing together researchers, clinicians and knowledge-users,
- Dissemination of Program Science information, outcome stories, researcher/research team profiles,
- Science cafes that will de-mystify Program Science and make the field more accessible to the community,
- E-Learning Modules related to Program Science;
- Fostering academic/community interactions;
- Face to face workshops at which researchers and community leaders will have access to mentors and take part in skills building sessions.
Projects led by the Alliance will include the direct participation of HIV and HCV service organizations and persons living with HIV and HCV.
The HIV and HCV Knowledge to Action program is funded by the Community Action Fund (PHAC).