The Houston Health

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.


Just Posted

Province announces $100-million grant funding for Northwest communities

The Northern Capital and Planning Grant will go to four regional districts and 22 municipalities

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Coastal GasLink stops work to investigate archaeological find

OGC archaeologists are en route to the Houston-area site where Unist’ot’en report finding stone tools

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 5: Recap

Highlights and results from day 5 at the All Native Tournament

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 6: Preview

Look ahead to all the action scheduled for Feb. 16 at the All Native Tournament

‘Just like Iron Man’: Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery

Dr. Richi Gill was in a freak accident on a boogie board during a family vacation in Hawaii

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

‘Violent’ B.C. man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Prince George man with ties to Vernon sought by police

Homicide police investigate assault turned deadly in Surrey

60-year-old man died at hospital after assault

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

A Mother’s Wish: Ryan Shtuka’s mother wants her son to be ‘forever known’

‍‍‍‍‍“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”

Most Read