THE HUB IS A
PLACE TO CONNECT
TO STORIES AND IDEAS
READ AND SHARE
Read more about healthycommunity-buildingand share your stories atalbertahealthycommunities.ca.
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Interested in making yourcommunity stronger andhealthier? A new online toolcan help make it happen.
The Alberta HealthyCommunities Hub launchedin September and is a virtualgathering place where you canread stories, connect to peopleand share ideas about creatinghealthier places and spaces forliving, working and playing.
“It’s a go-to place for
communities to be able to
share stories, learn more and
be inspired to take action,” says
Stephanie Patterson, integration
lead with Alberta Health Services’
Alberta Cancer Prevention
The website connects you tocommunities and organizations.It sparks ideas. On it, you’llfind information, strategiesand proven resources to helpcommunities work together toimprove their citizens’ healthand well-being.
It also gives insights into the
ways—such as opportunities for
physical activity and access to
nutritious food—that healthy,
supportive places and spaces
shape healthy lifestyles and
prevent cancer and chronic
disease. (See What Shapes a
Community’s Health on page 51.)
“Alberta has a lot of greatthings going on and the Hub is agood way to share these stories,and learn more about differentprograms and opportunities,”Patterson says.
She points to several
examples: portable shade
tents that can be borrowed in
Pincher Creek that help prevent
exposure to cancer-causing
ultraviolet (UV) rays; a map of
walking paths in Fort Macleod;
and a new trail and community
skating rink in Exshaw. |a