CHAMP Research Report: Reducing HIV stigma and advancing equity through committed action

Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT) launched our signature CIHR –funded Community HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project (CHAMP) Report in Toronto.

The CHAMP study engaged both people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and non-PLHIV leaders from different sectors (faith, media, social justice, settlement, health etc.) within 3 communities (Asian, Black and Latino) to pilot and test the ability of two interventions – Social Justice Capacity Building and Acceptance Commitment Training (ACT) to develop Community HIV Champions in Asian, Black and Latin American communities in the GTA.

Social Justice Capacity Building (SJCB) training is based on the principles of empowerment education and skills development and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an intervention designed to increase psychological flexibility to deal with internal oppressions and stigmas.

To review the entire report, click 2015_CHAMP Report Final