Health services in Alberta
Health delivery and promotion in Alberta
Alberta Health is the provincial government ministry responsible for setting, monitoring and enforcing provincial health policy and standards; some health and seniors programs; and managing health capital planning, procurement and outcome measures.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of health supports and services to 4 million adults and children living in Alberta.
Health services are delivered through health professionals in fee-for-service practice and others who provide equipment, supplies and services. Some public health services may also be provided by private health care clinics.
The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) is an independent organization legislated under the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act. The HQCA’s mandate is to promote and improve health service quality and patient safety on a provincewide basis and to provide Albertans with an independent assessment of the quality, safety and performance of the province’s health system.