Feb. 28 '15

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Dec. 10 '14
Holiday Open House Celebration

Oct. 24 '14
Rally against privatization of Edmonton's lab services

Palliser (Medicine Hat)  read all
Dec. 2 '14
Public presentation & AGM

Sep. 14 '14
A Potluck Afternoon

Peace Health Coalition (Grande Prairie)  read all
Nov. 13 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Whitecourt

Nov. 12 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Grande Prairie

Calgary  read all
Jan. 15 '15
Creeping Privatization of Medicare: Speakers Panel and AGM

Apr. 15 '14
National Medicare Tour with Wendell Potter & Michael McBane

Red Deer  read all
Nov. 7 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Sundre

Nov. 7 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Red Deer

Lethbridge  read all
Apr. 14 '14
National Medicare Tour with Wendell Potter & Michael McBane

Nov. 4 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Lethbridge

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Feb. 19 '15
Premiums and cuts both wrong for Alberta health care

Feb. 10 '15
Albertans deserve answers on changes to AHS governance

Palliser (Medicine Hat)  read all
Dec. 11 '14
Patients are their own best advocates when it comes to medication

Feb. 10 '14
Improvements in health-care system showcased

Red Deer  read all
Dec. 19 '13
Cancer patient failed by flawed system: report

Jan. 31 '13
Funding formula will make health-care crisis worse: group

A Tale of Two Mandels: Minister Mandel must listen to Mayor Mandel on ambulance services

We recently posted an article on our new blog at fominfo.wordpress.com about problems with Alberta's Emergency Medical Services (EMS). When current Health Minister Stephen Mandel was Mayor of Edmonton, he recognized the need to address the capacity problems in EMS. Now that he is the one in charge of health care, he has the opportunity to solve the problem himself.
Click here to read our blog post. 

Our Executive Director Sandra Azocar talks about the looming Alzheimer's crisis

Our Executive Director Sandra Azocar was on CTV's Alberta Primetime on January 16th talking about the looming Alzheimer's crisis and what Alberta need to do better to deal with the growing challenges.
Click here to view the video. 

Friends of Medicare and seniors coalition release paper on long-term care

Friends of Medicare and fifteen other organizations who are members of Public Interest Alberta's Seniors Task Force recently released a position paper on long-term care in Alberta. The paper diagnoses the current problems in the system and concludes with eight recommendations to improve it.
Read more about the paper here

Prentice has opportunity to change direction of health care as new Premier

Friends of Medicare has written an open letter to Alberta's new Premier Jim Prentice on how he should be approaching health care policy. Click here to read the letter.
We also issued two other statements on Prentice's approach to health care over the course of his leadership campaign. Click here to read our comments on his health care policy announcement and here to read about information we revealed regarding his connections to private clinics in Alberta.

Alberta Throne Speech signals more of the same

The Alberta Throne Speech on November 17, 2014, signaled that new Premier Jim Prentice will follow the same path on health care policy as his predecessor Alison Redford.
Click here to read our take on the direction the government set for health care in the Throne Speech. 

Minister Mandel must stop the privatization of Edmonton area lab services

We joined with many allies for a rally in front of Health Minister Stephen Mandel's campaign office on Friday, October 24th, to oppose the privatization of the Edmonton area's laboratory services.
Click here to read our comments on Australian corporation Sonic Healthcare being selected by Alberta Health Services to run Edmonton's new lab and why the privatization must be reversed.

Medical tourism threatens effectiveness of already-strained public system

Our Executive Director Sandra Azocar was recently on Alberta Primetime discussing the dangers of medical tourism. Click here to view the program.
Medical tourism in Canada is already happening in Ontario, where it has been causing major problems. We need to ensure it does not come to Alberta. Click here to read the Canadian Health Coalition's statement on the situation in Ontario.

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