What is a Community Hub?
Community hubs provide a central access point for a range of needed health and social services, along with cultural, recreational, and green spaces to nourish community life. A community hub can do a school, a neighbourhood centre, an early learning centre, a library, an elderly persons center, a community health centre, an old government building, a place of worship or another public space. Whether virtual or located in a high-density urban neighbourhood or an isolated rural community, each hub is as unique as the community it serves and is defined by local needs, services and resources.
How is KFL&A involved in this initiative?
KFL&A Public Health are the proud hosts of the Public Health Information Management System (PHIMS). PHIMS uses GIS technology to enhance real-time situational awareness, and assists with evidence informed decision-making. In the context of Community Hubs, PHIMS will be used as the platform for an array of products aiming to optimize the geographic range and effectiveness of provincial government-based services.