Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
3221 Downtown Eastside
Community Health Service Areas (CHSAs) in British Columbia (B.C.) are administrative bounds nested within Local Health Areas (LHAs) as defined by the B.C. Ministry of Health. This CHSA health profile contains information about the community’s demographics, socio-economic and health/disease status as represented through various community health indicators. The purpose of CHSA health profiles is to help B.C.’s primary care network partners, public health professionals and community organizations better understand the health needs of a specific community and to provide evidence for service provisioning and prevention strategies.
Downtown Eastside (CHSA 3221) is 4 km² in size and is a community east of Vancouver city centre, south of the Vancouver Harbour. It is comprised of the neighbourhoods of Gastown, Downtown Eastside, and Strathcona. Major establishments are Strathcona Park, Pacific Central Station, and the Burlington Northern Railway.