As Health Advisory Council members, we are a group of volunteers who play an important role in supporting the strategic direction of AHS by engaging our communities in a respectful, transparent and accountable manner. Public participation is essential to improving the quality and accountability of health services. We work in partnership with AHS to ensure that services in our communities are appropriate and responsive to the needs of our communities.
There are 12 Health Advisory Council across Alberta. Each Council has up to 15 volunteer public members who meet throughout the year with each other, and with AHS leaders, to discuss health care priorities.
We are focused on one thing—ensuring the voices of our communities are included in our health care system. We listen to the public’s thoughts and ideas on health care, ask questions and generate discussion. We act as a channel for information and feedback between our communities and AHS and help to bring a local perspective to a provincewide health system.
We do this by:
We act as an advisory body to AHS, providing feedback from the public to support the strategic direction of the organization. In this role, we provide: