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    Minister Tyler Shandro

    Tyler Shandro was sworn in as minister of Health on April 30, 2019.

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    Associate Minister Jason Luan

    Jason Luan was appointed Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions on April 30, 2019.

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.

New tobacco and vaping legislation will further protect Albertans from the harms of tobacco and second-hand smoke and address the surge in youth vaping.

Budget 2020 invests $121 million to expand addiction treatments and mental health supports, including funding for the mental health and addiction system and the opioid response.

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

Actions to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
You may still donate blood at this time if you are healthy. Contact Canada Blood Services to schedule an appointment.

Dental fees in Alberta

The 2019 dental fee guide will help you save money during your next trip to the dentist.

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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