Concrete actions to address STBBIs in Canada
Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) remain an important public health issue in Canada. Over the last decade, the domestic landscape has shifted considerably, with new scientific developments in the areas of prevention, treatment, and testing that have highlighted gaps and challenges in the current Canadian response. Global and domestic communities have rallied around new global goals and targets for STBBI, including the 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets, and have pledged to eliminate the AIDS epidemic and viral hepatitis as major public health threats by 2030.
As part of broader efforts to engage stakeholders, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) invited individuals and organizations working in the STBBI field to complete an online questionnaire. The questionnaire covered perceived challenges and recommended solutions to help identify concrete actions in Canada’s response to STBBI.
PHAC hired Be the Change Group to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of the engagement survey responses, seeking concrete actions to address sexually transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBI) in Canada. Our team developed a comprehensive report, a leadership presentation, and a community-accessible infographic of the findings and recommendations that emerged from the data.