The Alberta Healthy Communities Hub is a part of the broader Alberta Healthy Communities Approach currently being piloted in communities throughout Alberta.
The Hub was developed by the community team, Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund (ACPLF), Alberta Health Services, along with partners provincially and nationally.
Comprised of scientists, research and evaluation specialists plus health promotion facilitators the community team links research, promising practices, and the implementation of innovative strategies to prevent chronic disease, including cancer. Our goal is to empower communities to build upon their strengths for effective community action. Funding for our work is provided by the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund.
Why was the Hub developed?
Across the province, our team discovered a need among communities to access resources and link with others. Lack of available information and relevant resources, and the inability to connect on like-minded activities has been a deterrent for community action and the impetus for Hub development.
Prevention of chronic disease and cancer is the responsibility of everyone and requires a whole-of-community approach that is informed through evidence, best practice and public engagement. The Healthy Communities Approach helps do just that. It is hoped that the Alberta Healthy Communities Hub will grow and evolve to meet the needs of communities across the province.
If you have a current program, community success story or community-based resource to share, or would like more information on the Alberta Healthy Communities Hub please contact us.