Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
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.
Golden (CHSA 1160) is 13,350 km² in size and is located in southeastern British Columbia and borders western Alberta. It is comprised of the communities of Golden, Kinbasket Lake, Donald, Field, Parson, and Harrogate. Geographical features include Mt. Columbia and the Spillimacheen Range. National parks include Glacier National Park and Yoho National Park.