The Modernizing Alberta’s Primary Health Care System initiative has been established to strengthen primary health care in Alberta and ensure all Albertans have access to timely, appropriate primary health care services.
Primary health care is the first point of contact Albertans have with the health system, and includes health professionals such as family doctors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and public health nurses.
This work will engage Alberta primary health care leaders, along with national and global experts, to identify immediate and long-term improvements that can build on the many primary health care successes in Alberta.
We are seeking input from advisory panels on the modernization of Alberta's primary health care system.
Who is listening
Ministry of Health
- Watch the Minister of Health discuss Alberta's health care system with health policy consultant Steven Lewis
Actions so far
Following recommendations from the MAPS Strategic Advisory Panel and Indigenous Panel, we are moving forward with historical funding commitments that include early investments to strengthen the primary health care system.
- MAPS Strategic Advisory Panel recommendations regarding early opportunities for investment
- MAPS Indigenous Panel recommendations regarding early opportunities for investment
These early opportunities for investments:
- will begin to address some of the long-standing challenges faced by all Albertans, including Indigenous peoples when trying to access primary health care in Alberta
- were informed by extensive engagement activities, including innovation forums
Innovation forum participants included panel members, stakeholders and people involved in primary health care. Participants discussed solutions to current barriers and explored international and national innovations.
Members will identify opportunities to improve primary health care in Alberta for Indigenous Peoples.
Members will share knowledge and experience of other jurisdictions to improve primary health care in Alberta.
Members will identify opportunities to improve primary health care in Alberta.
The advisory panels will make recommendations to the Minister of Health to modernize Alberta's primary health care system, ensuring all Albertans have access to timely, appropriate primary health care services.
- MAPS final reports: Statement from Minister Copping (April 28, 2023)
- Record investment in Alberta’s primary health care (February 21, 2023)
- Modernizing primary health care (September 23, 2022)
Last updated: April 28, 2023