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Rural Health Professions Action Plan

Helping rural Albertans keep health care close to home.

RhPAP has helped rural Alberta communities attract and retain health providers since 1991.

About RhPAP

Established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta the Rural Health Professions Action Plan, or RhPAP, is a trusted resource and collaborative partner for rural Alberta communities trying to achieve greater access to health care.

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"Thank you RhPAP for making it possible to showcase our Community! I believe this tour opened up idea's and opportunities not only for the students future but for Rural Health Professional coverage as well!" - Myrna Lanctot, Coordinator, Smoky River Regional Physician recruitment and Retention Committee

News

  • Community connections find welcoming home for student nurse

    For nursing students, rural placements are exciting educational opportunities. However, for those with no local connections, it can be stressful to find short-term accommodation while training in rural communities. Stressed was...

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    Lethbridge family opens doors and hearts to rural medical learners

    It’s been an amazing journey for one Lethbridge family after they opened their home to RhPAP medical learners more than a decade...

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    Rural VIP No. 22: Changing Demographics in Rural Communities

    Demographic statistics show that seniors (those 65 or older) are the fastest growing population in rural Alberta; however, not all rural communities are...

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  • Rural RNs, LPNs, NPs, RTs, EMTs, PAs & Midwives: Get your in-person registration for Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals reimbursed through RhPAP!

    38th Annual Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals JANUARY 28-30, 2022 This course provides updates on clinical topics relevant for physicians, nurses, and...

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Established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta as the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan, a renewed Rural Health Professions Action Plan, or RhPAP, is a collaborative partner and trusted advocate for rural Alberta communities trying to achieve greater access to health care.

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