Lessons learned from the Edmonton Learning Site

Publication Summary

In 2008, NCCID hosted a forum in Montreal, entitled ‘Building and Exchanging Knowledge for Reaching Vulnerable Populations’, which focused on obtaining insights from practitioners working in outreach to populations most at risk for HIV and other STBBIs.

As a result of this forum, NCCID began its ‘outreach project’ including the Outreach Planning Guide and the ‘Learning Site.’ This paper provides an overview of the Edmonton Learning Site — a partnership with Alberta Health Services — and its implications for public health program planning; specifically, outreach to vulnerable populations for the prevention of HIV and other STBBI.