Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health

Image of Dr. Grimsrud Dr. Karen Grimsrud is the new Chief Medical Officer of Health.

This page provides information and resources on current health topics and issues. More information on various health topics is available using the left navigation or below.

Current health issues

Stay healthy

Childhood obesity

In 2011, in response to the growing rate of overweight and obese children in Canada, Canada’s Ministers of Health launched Our Health Our Future: A National Dialogue on Healthy Weights – a key step in identifying actions to curb childhood obesity and to promote healthy weights.

Need medical advice?

Call Health Link at 811

Top Doc videos on YouTube

Dr. André Corriveau and Dr. James Talbot, two of Alberta’s past Chief Medical Officers of Health, provide answers to questions on a number of health topics impacting Albertans.


Lyme disease

West Nile virus



In the fall and winter, you have an increased chance of getting a cold, influenza, or other virus to make you sick. Cleaning your hands by washing or using sanitizer is a great way to reduce your chances of getting sick, or getting someone else sick.

Public health

Watch more Government of Alberta videos on Your Alberta YouTube.