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AHS Health Advisory Councils recruiting new members

April 26, 2016

CALGARY— Alberta Health Services (AHS) is now recruiting volunteer members for each of its 12 Health Advisory Councils across the province.

These councils, which report to the AHS Board, convene about five times per year at local sites across the province. The volunteer members meet with AHS leaders, learn of AHS initiatives, and bring forward local perspectives about health care delivery in their communities.

“Health Advisory Council volunteers are an important link to ensure AHS is responsive to the people,” says AHS Board Chair Linda Hughes. “They play an important role in connecting us to the public across Alberta, and help us understand the needs of individual communities.”

Each council is comprised of up to 15 members, all of whom are:

  • Passionate about health care services.
  • Eager to engage members of their community to learn what health care services are working well and where improvements can be made.
  • Interested in participating in dialogue with AHS to find creative solutions that address local health care.

Larry Albrecht, Chair of the Prairie Mountain Health Advisory Council, says the work is rewarding because he can see how it benefits the public.

“Alberta Health Services is serious about listening to Albertans across the province,” says Albrecht. “Being a member of a Health Advisory Council is very fulfilling because I get to play a vital role in shaping health care into the future for myself, my family and others in our community.”

AHS is also recruiting new volunteer members for its two Provincial Advisory Councils (Cancer and Addiction & Mental Health) and its Wisdom Council.

Interested Albertans over the age of 18 are asked to submit an expression of interest form, available online at http://www.ahs.ca/shapehealthcare. For further enquiries, please call
1-877-275-8830, or email community.engagement@ahs.ca. Deadline for submissions is May 18.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four 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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For media inquiries, contact:

Kathryn Ward
Alberta Health Services
403-943-1225