New online tool to help Albertans understand health system

Faye Furdyk
Alberta Health Services

The first module of Healthcare 101 – a new online information series – is now available to help people who live in Alberta better understand their health system.

The first module, Healthcare Basics for Albertans, is now available on the website. This module focuses on putting Alberta’s healthcare system into perspective and outlining the foundation and partners of our healthcare system, including government and non-government organizations, services and resources.

Healthcare 101 is a collaborative project. Throughout the design process of the first module, citizens, organizations and departments within Alberta Health Services were engaged to contribute input and feedback. Future modules will be developed and once complete, Healthcare 101 will help Albertans better navigate the healthcare system and take a more active role in their healthcare journey.

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Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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