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Volunteers sought for area Health Advisory Council

June 10, 2019

VERMILION – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is recruiting new volunteer members to the Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council (HAC) from the communities of Dewberry, Flagstaff County, Lamont, Legal, Myrnam, and Vermilion River County.

Council membership offers an opportunity to provide a local perspective on area and provincewide healthcare services.

“Our council has worked hard to bring the community perspective to Alberta Health Services and to share AHS initiatives and local services with our communities,” says Patricia Johnston, former chair and current member of Yellowhead East HAC. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done.”

Health Advisory Councils consist of a maximum of 15 volunteer members, all of whom are:

  • Passionate about healthcare services.
  • Big-picture thinkers.
  • Eager to engage members of their community to learn what healthcare services are working well and where improvements can be made.
  • Interested in participating in dialogue with AHS that will lead to creative solutions to improve healthcare services across Alberta.

Advisory councils report to the AHS Board of Directors and meet with AHS leadership four to five times per year. Members learn of AHS initiatives and discuss information gathered from communities about healthcare priorities that impact them.

Visit Council Profiles to see why current members believe in the importance of Health Advisory Councils.

Interested Albertans over the age of 18 are asked to submit an expression of interest form, available online at For further enquiries, please call 1-877-275-8830 or email Deadline for submissions is June 28.

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.


For media inquiries, contact:

Tracy Kennedy
AHS Communications