Health topic experts from Alberta Health Services work provincially and locally to help school communities improve health. The specific supports can vary between communities, zones, and departments. Your school health nurse or health promotion facilitator can help connect you with AHS health topic experts in your area.
You can also reach many of our programs and people through your local public health office or community health centre. To find your local office:
- Dial 811 (Health Link Alberta)
- Use the Alberta Health Services Find Healthcare Tool
- Select “Search by Facility Type” and choose “Public Health Centres” from the drop-down menu
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Explore this section for more information about topic experts who may provide support to schools and authorities.
Addiction and mental Health
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We provide advice and resources to help reduce the number and seriousness of injuries in Alberta.
Our injury prevention programs and supports can be a little different in each community. To connect with an injury prevention coordinator in your area, contact your local community or public health centre or email us at email@example.com.
- A.R.T.Y. Program (link to program descriptor)
- Community Helpers (suicide prevention, link to program descriptor)
We are a team of public health dietitians who work closely with school health promotion, school health nurses, public health inspectors, and others to provide nutrition expertise to schools and authorities.
We offer support in four main areas:
- Guidance to develop, revise, and implement healthy eating and healthy food policies in school divisions
- Consultation about how to design school spaces that promote healthy food and drink
- Curriculum-based tools, resources, and professional development for teachers and staff
- Nutrition information for students and families, which we offer through ca
To reach your local public health dietitian, contact your local community or public health centre or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual and reproductive health
Our website, TeachingSexualHealth.ca, is an Alberta Education Authorized Resource to help you teach and talk confidently about sexual health. We offer free, bilingual (English and French) lesson plans and teaching tools that are aligned with the Alberta curriculum for Grade 4 to CALM. We also offer free online workshops for teachers.
To find sexual health services in your community as well as links to trusted Alberta information on birth control, consent, pregnancy, relationships, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more, visit ahs.ca/srh
If you are looking for local experts, your school’s health promotion facilitator or school health nurse may be able to connect you with local sexual health experts.
We support public health nurses by providing sun safety and skin cancer prevention information. Let your public health nurse know if you have questions about sun safety or if your school community has any needs related to sun safety.