A Wellness Foundation for Alberta
It's About Health. It's About Time.
Alberta is experiencing a chronic disease epidemic. This epidemic is seriously impacting our physical, mental and economic health, and the future sustainability of our healthcare system. We are spending more than ever on acute health care – and the majority of this money is spent on treating and managing diseases which are largely preventable.
Alberta is not investing enough in preventing disease and promoting health – funding for prevention is only about 3% of the total budget spent on health. New, long-term investments in prevention are needed to transform the health and quality of life for all Albertans.
Alberta needs a Wellness Foundation dedicated to preventing disease and promoting health. A foundation that is well-financed, sustainable, and independent of the health care system will improve our quality of life and reduce the burden of chronic disease and injury on our families, communities and our healthcare system.