Support for the Prescription To Get Active program is provided by:
We are pleased to announce that Alberta Blue Cross has sponsored the Prescription to Get Active for a three year term.
Funding from Alberta Blue Cross will allow us to:
- Support the ongoing operations of Prescription to Get Active in Alberta while supporting new chapters and members to join thereby expanding community recreation and physical activity opportunities to all Albertans;
- To protect the brand of the program and of all our partners by clarifying expectations of participants and expanding prescription providers;
- Support the collection of key performance measure to effectively evaluation the program;
- Allow continued development and maintenance of the website and other key marketing tools of the program.
According to the Alberta’s Primary Health Care Strategy, the vision of the primary health care system is “to support Albertans to be as healthy as they can be”. This strategy aligns seamlessly with the Alberta Blue Cross’ 3 pillars of health by “supporting individual health, fostering healthy workplaces and promoting healthy communities.”
The 27 participating Primary Care Networks are:
- Alberta Heartland
- Big Country
- Calgary Foothills
- Calgary Rural
- Calgary West Central
- Drayton Valley
- Edmonton North
- Edmonton Oliver
- Edmonton Southside
- Edmonton West
- Kalyna Country
- Leduc Beaumont Devon
- McLeod River
- Peaks to Prairies
- Red Deer
- Rocky Mountain House
- South Calgary
- Sherwood Park Strathcona County
- St. Albert & Sturgeon
- Wolf Creek
Alberta Health Services and the Edmonton Zone Primary Care and Chronic Disease Management program has been a supporting member of the Prescription To Get Active since 2012.
An Alberta Health Services representative also participates as a board member on the federal not-for profit corporation board of directors.
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) has been a founding member of the Prescription To Get Active Program since 2014. An ARPA representative also participates as a board member on the federal not-for profit corporation board of directors and works collaboratively with RxTGA to support our mision, vision and the 2015 Pathways to Wellbeing- A framework for recreation in Canada.