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.
Houston (CHSA 5143) is 5,640 km² in size and located in northwestern British Columbia, south of Highway 16. Its major population centre is the town of Houston. Provincial parks include the following: Atna River, Morice Lake, Neneikekh/Nanika-Kidprice, Tazdi Wuiez Bin/Burnie-Shea, and Nadina Mountain. Geographical features include the Telkwa Range, Tahtsa Ranges, and Morice Range.