Long Range Planning

Throughout 2016 and 2017, Alberta Health Services (AHS), in partnership with Alberta Health, has met with community members, patients, health professionals, physicians, community health partners, and health experts from across the province to talk about building the future of healthcare. Thank you to everyone for your interest and involvement with healthcare planning to date. The planning has evolved into the development of Zone Healthcare Plans.


Zone healthcare plans:

  • provide a long term view of healthcare delivery over the next 15 years
  • play a key role to help ensure decisions we’re making today result in the best possible outcomes for tomorrow
  • align to the AHS Health Plan and Business Plan
  • help guide the development and implementation of Zone-specific strategies and initiatives

Areas of Focus for Zones


Next steps, and sharing updates with you

  • Alberta Health will review both the Calgary and Central Zone draft plans
  • AHS will continue to engage with stakeholders to include them as part of planning processes, and to get their input into implementation of some of the key initiatives outlined in the plans

Learn more about What We Heard from Albertans through meeting with them

Central Zone

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What We Heard - March 2017
What We Heard - Fall 2016

Central Zone map

Central Zone spans from Rocky Mountain House in the west to Lloydminster on the eastern edge of the province, and from Drumheller north through Red Deer, and northeast to Two Hills.

Calgary Zone

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What We Heard - March 2017
What We Heard - Fall 2016

Calgary Zone map

Calgary Zone is roughly the size of Switzerland. It covers an area from Didsbury in the north, through Calgary to Claresholm to the south, and from Banff in the west to Strathmore, to the east.