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Join our Community Advisory Board!

Are you interested in making a positive change to how testing for
sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI) is delivered in your community?

Join our BC Community Advisory Board!

What is GetCheckedOnline (GCO)?

GetCheckedOnline is an internet based STBBI testing service developed by the BC Centre for Disease Control. GCO allows you to get tested by creating a lab form that you then take to a lab and get your results online or by phone. CO is available in Vancouver, Victoria, Langford, Duncan, Kamloops and Nelson, BC, but we are planning to further expand across BC.

What do we want to accomplish?

We want to understand how GCO can be best implemented across BC in urban, rural and remote settings. Overall, we are aiming to reduce barriers to accessing STBBI testing in BC.

Who can join the Community Advisory Board (CAB)?

We are looking for up to 7 members to represent different communities affected by STBBI across BC, with a focus on suburban, rural and remote areas. You don’t have to have any prior experience with research to be involved; all we ask is that CAB members bring their lived experiences and community voices forward to our discussions.

What is involved?

Members of the CAB will provide input on research activities. CAB members are expected to meet quarterly (mostly through teleconference), and to review documents occasionally via e-mail. Stipends will be offered to CAB members to acknowledge their involvement in CAB activities.

Interested?

Please contact Hsiu-Ju Chang, Research Manager of the GCO Implementation Science Study Team by Nov 30th, 2018 (or phone 604-707-5614).

For more information

Please e-mail Kim Kinakin, BC CAB Chair, with your questions.