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February 4, 2016

Statement from Health Minister on World Cancer Day – Alberta's Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sarah Hoffman on World Cancer Day.

January 27, 2016

Health Minister joins national conversation on mental health – Read Health Minister Sarah Hoffman's statement on Bell Let’s Talk Day, and on Alberta’s Mental Health Review.

January 14, 2016


Update on influenza in Alberta – Listen to Dr. Martin Lavoie, Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Government of Alberta (R), and Dr. Gerry Predy, Senior Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Services (L), provide an update on the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to influenza and encourage Albertans to be immunized.

January 11, 2016

Benefits available from child intervention class action – Albertans who were injured as children while under provincial guardianship between 1966 and 2008 may be eligible for Victims of Crime benefits.

December 11, 2015

Alberta expands access to life-saving naloxone – More health professionals will be able to prescribe, administer and distribute naloxone – a drug that can be used to reverse fentanyl overdoses – under ministerial orders issued by Health Minister Sarah Hoffman.


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Media inquiries concerning Alberta's health care system and the department of Alberta Health can be directed to:

  • Carolyn Ziegler, Media Relations, 780-415-2496
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