Adapted Community Readiness Model
Pauktuutit partnered with Dalhousie University on a project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Researched, titled “Adapting the Community Readiness Model (CRM) for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Screening with Inuit Communities Developing Strategies for HIV Prevention with Community Input & Collaboration.” For this project, we looked at initiatives that focus on HIV prevention, education and screening. The CRM is a tool that can help communities determine how ready they are to deal with a specific issue. Our research project aimed to adapt, pre-test and use the CRM to identify how ready three communities (Arviat, Clyde River and Kugluktuk) are to deal with HIV. We were guided by a project advisory committee (Canadian Inuit HIV/AIDS Network (CIHAN)), Community Health Representatives (CHRs) from the three communities and a research team. Together, we worked towards adapting, validating and translating this new CRM.