Ministry of Health

Sets policy and direction to achieve a sustainable and accountable health system to promote and protect the health of Albertans.

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Our responsibilities

The Ministry of Health works to ensure Albertans receive the right health care services, at the right time, in the right place, provided by the right health care providers and teams.

Alberta Health is responsible for:

  • setting policy, legislation and standards for the health system in Alberta
  • allocating health funding
  • administering provincial programs such as the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan
  • providing expertise on communicable disease control
  • implementing and ensuring compliance with government policy

Health services are planned and delivered by Alberta Health Services. Some public health services may also be provided by private health care clinics, for example, dentists' offices.

Featured News

  • Jan 23, 2020

    Government is updating food regulations to create new business opportunities for bed-and-breakfasts and help food banks serve Albertans more effectively.

  • Jan 22, 2020

    Health Minister Tyler Shandro has appointed Brent Windwick, an expert in health law and ethics, as the new board chairman of the Health Quality Council of Alberta.

  • Jan 17, 2020

    Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addiction Jason Luan issued the following statement on supports and services available in the Wetaskiwin area:

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