Health volunteers needed

By Lloydminster Source staff

April 19, 2016 6:00 AM

Residents with an interest in health and wellness are invited to volunteer on the Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council to share their thoughts on local and regional health services.
Volunteers on Health Advisory Councils are vital to Alberta Health Services (AHS), providing community perspective for the AHS Board of Directors, health zone leaders and those leading health care projects across the province.
Councils build relationships with community groups and leaders to better understand health care needs.
They host engagement activities, attend events, listen to community members, participate in focus groups and host meetings, then bring AHS the unique perspectives of each area.
“We’ve received and provided input on a number of local health priorities and issues on what is working well within the health care system and where improvement can be made,” said Pat Carey, chair of the Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council.
“Topics we’ve discussed include continuing care and supportive living, EMS ambulance response, as well as surgical and hospital care throughout the region.”
“I volunteer because I hope I can make a difference to make a difference in the lives of others.”
The Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council represents the east-central portion of the province, including Lloydminster, Vegreville, Wainwright, Camrose and surrounding communities.
The council meets formally five times a year at various locations throughout the region to encourage public involvement.  Applications are being accepted until May 13.
For more information about the Health Advisory Council in your area, please call 1-877-275-8830 or visit the AHS website,

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