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Health Charter to be developed for Houston

A committee of Houston health and service providers is developing a Health & Wellness Charter for Houston.

A committee of Houston health and service providers is developing a Health & Wellness Charter for Houston.

The group is the amalgamation of the HFP Worker Transition Pillar, the Community Services Pillar and the previous Health Committee.

Called the Houston Health, Safety, Community Services and Education Committee, they met last Friday to discuss those topics.

As part of the discussion on health, Northern Health Services Administrator Cormac Hikisch said they are nearly finished the Houston Health Services review.

“It will be coming out in the next few weeks,” he said.

He says Northern Health is actively recruiting for a Houston doctor, and considering recruitment for a second.

The meeting last Friday was the second meeting for this community, health, education and social services committee, which is open to the public and meets every other month.

The group agreed to adopt the funding and responsibility for a $5,000 grant that the District of Houston secured from the BC Healthy Communities Society in May 2014.

The grant requires the group to develop a Health & Wellness Charter for Houston.

With the group in the early stages of forming, they discussed the need to develop a mission statement and clear, guiding purpose.

Several members including Cormac Hikisch, Northern Health, and Ryan Coltura, Houston Leisure Services, agreed that this charter would be a means for them to do that.

They are forming a smaller work group to move forward with that project and inviting interested members of the public to participate.