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Annual General Meeting 

Please be advised that our 2018 AGM  will be held immediately following the Campus Alberta event, on Wednesday May 9 2018 at 4:15 - 5:30pm, at Foothills Campus of the University of Calgary (adjoining Rose/Nightingale Rooms on the 3rd floor of the TRW building). 

All members in good standing are eligible to vote. We will be accepting nominations to our voluntary Board of Directors. Please click here to learn which board positions will be open.

Please contact Benjamin Kung ( for more information or to express interest. Please plan to join us!

Save the Date: APHA 75th Anniversary!
Save the date! The Alberta Public Health Association is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year and will be hosting a forum in conjunction with Campus Alberta Health Outcomes this coming May 9, 2018. The focus of the forum will be In Defense of Public Health: Identifying Opportunities to Strengthen Our Field". 

Stay tuned for more details! You can follow us on Twitter for live updates @ABPublichealth.

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Public Health News

Health Canada's Front-of-Package Regulatory Consultations (Feb 10, 2018)

There is a proposal underway requiring FRONT-of-Package Nutritional Symbol for foods at or within the 15% Daily Value for sodium, saturated fats & sugar intake. Read the full report here.

Help the Department of Health choose a Food label to promote healthier shopping choices. Click to do their 5-min survey.

Heart and Stroke continues to work with tobacco control partners to advocate for plain and standardized packaging of tobacco at the federal level. Legislation is now before parliament and we need to demonstrate pan-Canadian support to move it forward.

Plain and standardized packaging would prohibit all promotional features on all tobacco packaging, including the use of colours, images, logos, slogans and distinctive fonts or finishes. Health warnings would remain. We need to mobilize and show public support for plain packaging. Please click here to send a letter by email to your MP.

Basic income guarantee for household food insecurity: click here to read a report on the concept.

Patient Concerns/Complaints Resolution Provincial Framework: click here to read the this framework by the Health Quality Network of Alberta (HQNA).

Informed Decision-Making for Labour and Birth: click here to read a position paper prepared by members of the Reproductive Health Workgroup of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA).

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Lessons from the History of the 
Alberta public Health Association

The Alberta Public Health Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2018. In recognition of APHA’s important history, we are pleased to present some materials from a research project titled “Public Health Advocacy: Lessons from the History of the Alberta public Health Association, funded by a grant from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation’s Heritage Preservation Partnership Program awarded to Lindsay McLaren, Kelsey Lucyk, and Frank Stahnisch. 

This larger project started in 2015 and aimed to examine the history of APHA from its 1943 foundation to the present day. We invite you to review our Narrative History, scroll through the List of Past Presidents, and consider the impressive breadth of Historical APHA Resolutions

We welcome feedback (including corrections) on these materials. Please send comments to

Best Regards,

Dr. Lindsay McLaren

Upcoming Events in Alberta

Issues at a Glance

Childcare Subsidies

Alberta's recent pilot project initiative to subsidize child care has potential to improve lifelong health of Albertans - overview by Erika Roy.

Organ, tissue, and blood donation in Alberta
The need for organ, tissue, and blood donation is a concern for Albertans. Our intern Erika Roy provides an
overview of the current situation.

Opioid Crisis in Alberta
The recent increase in opioid overdoses is a big concern for Albertans and policy leaders. Our intern Erika Roy provides an overview of the current situation.

Parks, wild spaces, and public health

Access to parks and wild spaces can impart numerous health benefits. Our intern Erika Roy provides an overview of the public health issue.

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