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Feds send $54 M to Alta. primary care. (Health).

EDMONTON -- The federal government is providing Alberta with $54 million to improve primary health care delivery.

The funding comes from the $800 million Primary Health Care Transition Fund which supports the first ministers' agreement on the renewal of the health care system.

In Alberta, the funds will be used to establish Alberta Health Link, a province-wide health information telephone line that will provide triage, referral and health information. In addition, said provincial Health and Wellness Minister Gary Mar, funding will go to build capacity at the provincial and regional health authority level to renew and improve primary health care delivery.

Mar made the funding announcement with federal Health Minister Anne McLellan at the offices of the Capital Health Link, which provides a 24-hour health advice and information service.

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