AHS recruits for Addiction & Mental Health Advisory Council
December 8, 2011
EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is recruiting volunteers to serve on a new provincial advisory council focused on the delivery of addiction and mental health services.
The AHS Board approved the creation of the Provincial Advisory Council on Addiction & Mental Health at its meeting today in Edmonton. Fifteen people from across the province who are affected by addiction and/or mental health issues, either as a patient or through the experience of a family member or friend, are needed to join the Advisory Council.
“The members of the Provincial Advisory Council will provide an important voice as we move forward with implementing Alberta’s Addiction and Mental Health Strategy,” says Fred Horne, Minister of Alberta Health and Wellness. “The Council’s support and advice will help ensure that the right services and programs are available to Albertans where and when they’re most needed.”
“Alberta Health Services is committed to community engagement. We value the input of people who have a stake in the decisions we make,” says Ken Hughes, AHS Board Chair. “Our goal is to improve access to quality health care for all Albertans and, for us to do this, we need to hear the voices of the people we serve.”
The Advisory Council will solicit and provide feedback from the public to support the work of AHS in providing timely, quality care.
If you would like to become a member of the Provincial Advisory Council on Addiction and Mental Health, please complete and submit an Expression of Interest form prior to 4 p.m. on Jan. 13.
Expression of interest forms are available by:
- Visiting www.albertahealthservices.ca/communityrelations.asp
- Phoning 1-877-275-8830 (toll free) or 1-403-943-1393
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The bylaws governing the Provincial Advisory Council still require approval from the Minister of Health and Wellness.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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