Community Connections

The AMA knows that many of Alberta's physicians support and participate in projects to help build healthier, stronger communities in Canada and throughout the world. Through Community Connections, we want to celebrate and share the inspiring stories of these dedicated physicians.

In the beginning: Many Hands™

Begun eight years ago as an initiative of Dr. Linda Slocombe (AMA President, 2011-12), Many Hands™ recognized and celebrated the volunteer work of AMA members -- giving back not only to the communities they live in, but to communities and populations around the world. The last Many Hands™ profile was posted in December 2017. 

Introducing … Community Connections

In 2019, Many Hands™ was expanded upon and re-developed into Community Connections, profiling AMA members who advocate on behalf of their patients and their communities; are committed to improving peoples' lives, whether individuals, community groups or entire populations; and who, through strong leadership, go ‘above and beyond’ to make a difference.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.