Advocacy timeline

March 1, 2013

Since the late 1980s, the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) has mounted a series of media and public awareness campaigns around issues of quality care and timely access. Use this interactive timeline to find out about some of the health issues we've promoted over the past decades.

1936-2004: Improving the health of mothers and babies

1970-1987: Advocating for child car seat legislation

1977-1987: Alberta’s seat-belt law – An AMA advocacy milestone

1980-2013: Smoking and tobacco use

1984-1994: AMA’s “New Year’s Baby Car Seat” program

1991: “Go Ahead … Ask Me”: Physician guide to teen sexuality counseling

1992-1996: Promoting playground safety

1994-1996: “It Takes Two: The Condom & Pill” project

1998: Routine prenatal HIV screening

2000: Workshop on aboriginal cultural and health issues

2002-2013: Removing medical exemptions for seat belt use

2002-2013: Advocating for the medical care of children in government care

2003-2013: Advocating to prevent childhood obesity

2006: Preventing ATV-related injuries to children

2006-2009: Advocating for helmet use in alpine sports

2007: Community treatment orders for mental health

2007-2013: Distracted driving

2008-2013: Preventing falls among seniors

2010-2013: Regulating tanning booths

2011-2013: Sponsoring health promotion projects by physicians-in-training

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.