Health supports its community by providing more than health care services. The
Winona Community HUB addresses needs including housing, transportation, social
service referrals, and access to mental health care. The Community HUB
addresses health equity issues by improving access to care and resources.
story exemplifies the importance of the Winona Community HUB to the health of
those accessing services. A community health worker with Winona Health, Amanda
Rodriguez, helped Brian access resources that cannot be provided in a clinic.
Amanda helped connect Brian with resources for housing, food, transportation,
and mental health support for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Today, Brian says, “Because of Amanda, I’m on a better path, and I’m staying on
track with my health and recovery.”
Winona Community HUB is managed by Live Well Winona and is contracted within
the Winona Health Foundation. These entities work with community-based
organizations to form a network of services that improve community health and
Rodriguez conducting a check-in with Brian, a Winona Community HUB participant.