Child Health Consultations Coming To Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Health has announced that the Growing Up Healthy consultation will be in Fort St. John on May 25th, 2016.

The consultation takes place at the Pomeroy Hotel at 11308 Alaska Road from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM next Wednesday, and will focus on the health and well-being of children from conception to the age of 17 across northern B.C.

Health Minister Terry Lake said in a release that “The consultation will provide an opportunity to promote existing work, particularly in rural areas, and recognizes that working to improve the health of the youngest residents is a key step to a healthier north.”

The consultation builds on April’s Chief Medical Health Officer’s Child Health report that highlights support for children in northern B.C., as well as areas that need to be addressed.

The consultations will also include nine stakeholder sessions with organizations that work directly with children and youth such as: the Ministry of Children and Family Development, school districts, and daycares.

Consultations will also take place in Fort Nelson on May 24th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre Viewing Activity Room, in Dawson Creek on May 26th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the EnCana Events Centre Upper Lobby, and in Chetwynd at the Chetwynd Rec Centre’s Tamarack Hall on May 27th from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.

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