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    Minister Jason Copping

    Jason Copping was sworn in as Minister of Health on September 21, 2021.

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  • Mike Ellis

    Associate Minister Mike Ellis

    Mike Ellis was appointed Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions on July 8, 2021.

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Accomplishments

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Government is investing $100 million to help hospitals across the province upgrade their operating rooms to provide thousands more surgeries to Albertans.

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A comprehensive review of Alberta Health Services (AHS) found opportunities to improve the health system, make AHS more efficient and deliver better results for Albertans.

Driving down wait-times for surgery through the Alberta Surgical Initiative to ensure Albertans receive surgery within clinically recommended times.

Launching rapid testing for COVID-19 to provide faster, more convenient testing for the disease.

Government is providing up to $2.2 million per year to expand the Kottakinoona Awaahkapiiyaawa (Bringing the Spirit Home) safe withdrawal management site from 6 beds to 24.

The cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco is now covered for patients 6 years and older with one of an additional 8 genetic mutations and adults with one specific genetic mutation.

Key information

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.

In focus

Budget 2021

Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.

Actions to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Focus on continuing care

There are 2 initiatives concurrently underway to explore opportunities to improve Alberta’s continuing care system.

Help in tough times

Services and resources to help you in stressful times.

Alberta's opioid crisis response

How Alberta is responding to the increase in fentanyl- and opioid-related deaths in our province.

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