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Alberta Healthy Living Program - North Zone

The Alberta Healthy Living Program provides services to those living with chronic conditions in communities throughout Alberta.

Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) services provided vary slightly from Zone to Zone. Services include information, education, techniques, and support to help improve your health and quality of life with a chronic condition. Better Choices, Better Health® Self Management Program; Chronic Pain Self Management Program, Supervised Exercise Program; Diabetes Education, Weight Management, Managing Stress, Getting to know COPD, Moving Matters, and Heart & Stroke Education are offered virtually using Zoom. The program is based on a model that includes:

Health Education:

  • Managing Diabetes - Learn self-management skills to deal with Type 2 or Pre-diabetes. Learn what diabetes is, why and how to monitor blood sugar, how medications for diabetes work, and what foods affect blood sugar
  • Heart and Stroke - Learn how to manage high blood pressure and cholesterol levels; as well as how your lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of heart problems
  • Moving Matters: Include physical activity in your day- learn how to include more physical activity in your day to help maintain a healthy weight and better manage chronic conditions
  • Getting to know COPD - COPD can be a daunting diagnosis. Learn what it is and how you can manage it well to continue living your best life
  • Minding Stress: Effectively Reduce and Manage Stress in your life- lean how to prevent, reduce, and mange the stressors in your life
  • Weight Management: Learn effective way to manage weight. Sessions include healthy eating habits, stress management, physical activity and goal setting


Better Choices, Better Health® - This 6 week workshop is for those interested in gaining confidence and building skills to manage their long term health conditions. Sessions include dealing with pain, managing medication, sleep concerns, problem solving and action planning. Family members and support people are welcome to attend.

Chronic Pain Self-Management- this 6 - week workshop looks at how pain works and what techniques can help manage and stop the pain cycle. Topics include better breathing, better sleep, managing medications, as well as pacing, goal setting, action planning, and decision making. For more information see Better Choices Better Health

Exercise Programs:

Group exercise with support from an exercise specialist that includes a personal assessment, and a program of activities that can be continued at home. Activities focus on strength, endurance, flexibility and balance.

For more information please visit our website: Alberta Healthy Living

Service Providers May Include
dietitians, kinesiologists, registered nurses (RNs), respiratory educators

Adults 18 years and older looking to:

  • Improve health
  • Prevent or manage an ongoing condition.

Family members and friends are welcome!

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Patients can self refer by calling the toll free registration number. All education programs are available virtually in all communities in the North Zone.

Service Locations
Also Known As
AHLP - North Zone
Alberta Healthy Living Program - North Zone
Diabetes Education, Diabetes Specialty care, Self-Management, Supervised Exercise Program