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Intersectoral Action to Reduce the Spread of STIs: Experience of the Saint-Léonard and Saint-Michel LSN

This research project is part of an experiment supported by the CSSS-IUGS of the CIUSSS de l'Estrie and steered by a management committee and an action committee. The experiment documents innovative interventions to reduce the spread of STIs. The component supported by the ARIMA Partnership is part of this initiative. In the face of the "silent epidemic," or the resurgence of STIs, concerned stakeholders have recently mobilized to address individual at-risk behaviour and take intersectoral collective action on health determinants. Although the second strategy is advocated frequently, little work has been done to document these complex action systems; what has been done can be summarized as a list of the problems encountered. It is also understood that the impact of such systems is far from clear. The goal of the ARIMA component is to enrich the state of knowledge of these hybrid networks and attempt to ascertain in more detail their capacity to manage interdependencies, including from the angle of the governance function.


  • Understand the emergence of hybrid networks involving numerous actors
  • Inform the decision-making of the strategic community involved in the experiment


Lead researcher : 
Collaborators :
Michelle Morin, CSSS-IUGS du CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS
Pier B. Lortie, CSSS-IUGS du CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS
Louise Lefebvre, DSP-Montréal du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Claude Doyon, CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Mario Gagnon, CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Hélène Bergeron, CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal 
Julien Montreuil, L'unité d'intervention mobile L'Anonyme 
Sylvie Boivin, L'Anonyme
Robert Paris, PACT de rue
Farida Meziane, Maison des jeunes Par la grande porte 
Antonin Favron, Maison des jeunes de Saint-Léonard 
Joe Cacchione, École Ferland
Fabiola Pannuti, CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Line Dumas, CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Chana Wittenberg, CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Martine Roberge, CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Valérie Lépine, CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Claire-Farah Sénégal, CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Robert Pilarski, Clinique réseau de Saint-Michel 
Marie-Michel Lalonde, PACT de rue 
Kenny Thomas, Maison des jeunes de Saint-Léonard 
Gabriel Blouin-Genest, stagiaire postdoctoral ARIMA 2013-2014
Lara Maillet, ENAP