13 July 2020 (Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network – CHABAC) – CHABAC is thrilled to present the finalized bilingual version of its Program Science Model Training Resource and the final bilingual working draft of its Program Science Model. We would like to thank all those who contributed to this work, and welcome your feedback and interest in the ACB specific Program Science Model we have developed as part of our PHAC CAF funded project. We look forward to refining this model with feedback from our network, and will be posting a webinar recorded at the Canada Pavillion at AIDS 2020 where CHABAC Co-Chair Kwaku Adomako, CHABAC Coordinator James A. Forbes presented the resource and the background work that went into it to a receptive audience. We would also like to thank CHABAC Co-Chair Dr. Aniela Dela Cruz for her input in developing the presentation.
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) Program Science Model (PSM) is an unapologetic interpretation of Program Science through an African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) lens. It presents a program science model that is shaped by the lived experience of ACB communities and agencies charged with supporting them.
ACB communities have a long history of involvement in science, have rich knowledge bases from which to draw, and the use of an ACB-centric program science approach can lead to better results for those living with and at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. It uses principles of consultation, evidence gathering and evaluation, inclusion and organization to bring about better outcomes and results for ACB people living with HIV. This document will explain principles, key terms and provide you with examples that are relevant to your needs.