“Our goal is to create a better health-care system for Albertans, one that is patient-centred, integrated and sustainable. Meeting with experts from some of the top health systems in the world will enable us to learn from their best practices and innovations, and inform better approaches and outcomes for health care in Alberta.”

Jason Copping, Minister of Health

Minister Copping will participate in the 2022 Denmark Tour de Health, from June 28 to July 1, at the invitation of Denmark’s ambassador to Canada. This study tour and international forum highlights Danish health innovation and covers topics including digitalization in health care, approaches in elderly care, chronic disease prevention and health-care systems of the future.

Minister Copping will also lead a panel discussion with his international peers on the topic of fast-tracking digital solutions in health care.

While in London from July 4-7, Minister Copping will meet with health leaders and specialists to gain insight into their health system practices and share areas of focus for transformation and change in Alberta. Discussion areas will include innovative approaches to person-centred care – from primary to long term, electronic health system integration and improving health system outcomes and overall sustainability.

The information gathered will inform the ongoing mandate of the Ministry of Health to improve public health care throughout Alberta – especially in primary care services, home care and continuing care settings, and EMS delivery.

Two staff and one government official from Alberta Health will accompany Minister Copping on the mission.

Mission expenses will be posted on the travel and expense disclosure page.

Quick facts

  • Alberta is representing Canada at the 2022 Denmark Tour de Health along with the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.
  • In addition to Canada, Denmark has invited Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States to participate.
  • Denmark and the United Kingdom rank among the top 10 best health systems globally. The United Kingdom is also a leader in health technology.
  • In September 2019, Alberta signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Kingdom. The MOU focuses on science, technology and innovation in key sectors, including health and life sciences.
  • The Alberta government is committed to strengthening the provincial health system to ensure Albertans receive high-quality care now and into the future.
  • Connecting with other jurisdictions gives Alberta the opportunity to examine innovative health-care delivery models that can help inform new approaches at home.

Itinerary for Minister Copping*

June 27

  • Travel to Copenhagen, Denmark

June 28

  • Attend Canada Day event hosted by Denmark

June 29

  • Attend Denmark Tour de Health sessions
  • Meet with stakeholders

June 30

  • Attend Denmark Tour de Health sessions
  • Study tour
  • Lead panel discussion on digital solutions in health care

July 1

  • Attend Denmark Tour de Health sessions
  • Study tour

July 2

  • Travel to London, England

July 3

  • Personal time

July 4

  • Meet with stakeholders

July 5

  • Meet with stakeholders

July 6

  • Meeting at the High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom
  • Meet with stakeholders

July 7

  • Meet with stakeholders

July 8

  • Travel to Calgary

*Subject to change.