Responses from the Electoral Candidates
Responses are arranged according to the date we received them. The first response received in each party appears at the top of that section.
Alberta Party (AP)
Individual candidate responses
Jason Avramenko – candidate for Chestermere – Strathmore
Ron Kerr – candidate for Highwood
Date: March 29, 2019, 3:03 PM PDT
Subject: re: Arthritis Consumer Experts Survey for Alberta Election 2019 – Arthritis in Alberta
From: Jason Avramenko
Thank you for the opportunity to address this with you!
Arthritis care is obviously a focus for AHS, and the Alberta Party plans to make the health system less fragmented, less misaligned with each other so that patients are getting the best care, with the most up to date care options...which is not currently happening. We need to use only evidence-based practices, and more in home and community based services, located where people live and work.
But more importantly, I'd like to focus on the word you used, "prevention." Our party will be placing significant focus on promoting strategies, education, and proven practices before necessity asks us to emergencies.
Outcome-oriented strategies only, which is why you, and those similarly engaged, need to play a role in educating politicians as to what is best for LONG TERM answers as our population grows and ages. I appreciate your questions. Keep asking them. Check out our shadow budget, where we detail every line of expense. We are policy oriented, and Albertan driven. If we're doing it wrong, tell us. Please.
Cheers. Let me know if you want more specifics, or have further questions.
Date: March 31, 2019 at 1:39 PM PDT
Subject: Re: Arthritis Consumer Experts Survey for Alberta Election 2019 - Arthritis in Alberta
From: Ron Kerr
Hello Cheryl and Anita,
Thank you for your email. I will certainly spend some time going through the information you sent in the coming week.