Health Kiosk gets new name

  • Feb. 15, 2011 7:00 p.m.

The Health Information Kiosk on Main Street is changing its name at the end of this month.

Redubbed the Health Information Hub, it’s a much better fit for the services offered, program coordinator Jeannette Malkow said, which is why one year later they decided to keep the program and to rename it.

“It was used quite a bit last spring,” Malkow said. “If we could help one person each day that is good.”

The hub is for people who need information about local resources. For example, one may have heard about the Northern Health bus that travels between Prince Rupert and Prince George but who may not know of the 1-800 number that can let people know departure times. There is a myriad of other information available at the hub, which acts as a network, connecting those who serve to those who need to know.

But as the hub also collects information about service-providers, the name Health Information Kiosk didn’t just catch the entirety of what it did, which is why they renamed it to the Health Information Hub.

“I think that reflects the name better than kiosk,” Malkow said.

The hub, which is run entirely by volunteers, runs each Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.