Indigenous Health

The Indigenous Health Program, now called Indigenous Wellness Core, partners with Indigenous peoples, communities and key stakeholders to provide accessible, culturally appropriate health services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Alberta. For more information email indigenous.health@ahs.ca.


About Indigenous Wellness Core

Provincial Indigenous Health and the Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network have combined into one portfolio: Indigenous Wellness Core

What this means:

  • One portfolio focused on innovation, quality improvement and standardization for programs and services for all Indigenous peoples within Alberta.
  • One point of contact for all Indigenous health needs and topics.
  • Strengthening the building of partnerships between AHS and the Indigenous peoples in Alberta we serve.

Our work is guided by five important areas:

  • Caring for our patients with respect and dignity
  • Improving access to health services
  • Treating people as unique individuals
  • Managing addictions and mental health
  • Staying up to date on the health of Indigenous Albertans

We do this by connecting with Indigenous communities, leaders, decision-makers, and most importantly, our patients. In addition, we are guided by the advice of our Wisdom Council, a group of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Albertans who first came together in September of 2012. Their goal is to help ensure that all Indigenous Albertans receive the best possible health care.

For more information visit our service listing Indigenous Health Program

Indigenous Health Services