Past initiatives – Our years of progress

Much time and effort has been invested into improving our health care system and finding better ways to care for people and keeping them healthy. There have been many achievements that have led us to where we are today.

Note: Items marked with "NR" are news releases.







On September 1, 2009, the Minister's Advisory Committee on Health (MACH) looked at how to improve Alberta's legislation so that it better supports improvements to Alberta's publicly funded health care system.

Alberta Telehealth was transitioned from Health and Wellness to Alberta Health Services in 2009.





On January 11, 2005, the Alberta government announced a new phase in health care evolution. Evolution in this case means making continual improvements to our health system through innovation and more efficient ways to deliver health care services.

These improvements were intended for the government to implement the remaining recommendations of the Premier's Advisory Council on Health – the Mazankowski Report. PDF icon December 2001

2005 International Health Care Symposium

Alberta hosted an international health care symposium in May 2005 to examine the best ideas in health care delivery from other countries and consider what would work best here.