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Rural Health Professions Action Plan

Helping rural Albertans keep healthcare close to home.

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

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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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“This is really a great opportunity for those seeking professional development opportunities and has increased my knowledge about the supports available for rural communities.” - Sarah-Louise, Wembley, Psychologist

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    Healthcare teams across the province appreciated during Alberta Rural Health Week

    Alberta Rural Health Week, held from May 27 to 31, 2024, was a vibrant celebration of the unsung heroes of rural healthcare....

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    New Magrath physician set up for success thanks to rural experience, RhPAP funding

    Paying for a medical degree isn’t easy, especially with a young family in tow.  For Spring Coulee’s Dr. Zach Gorham, RhPAP’s focus...

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  • Virginia Layton: 2024 Rural Medical School Award recipient

    Virginia Layton Community: Grassy Lake, Alberta Medical school: University of Alberta A former echocardiographer who offered diagnostic heart and carotid tests to...

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  • Stephanie de Waal: 2024 Rural Medical School Award recipient

    Stephanie de Waal Community: Barrhead, Alberta Medical school: University of Calgary Watching her physician father and his colleagues invest themselves personally 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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