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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 heath-care professionals since 1991.

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Established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta the 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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Overall, this RhPAP initiative [accommodations] was fundamental in enabling me to do this clerkship year which gave me a brilliant education that I was able to completely tailor to my own needs. It allowed me to gain a genuine, unfettered perspective of what the role of a family physician in a rural community is all about." - Nick Brown

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    Keeping health care close to home in Brooks

    Brooks and area high school students learn what it’s like to be a health professional in their own community Health professionals from...

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  • Weekly Rural Health News (May 16)

    The latest in rural health news from across Alberta: RhPAP News May 14, 2019 – Sundre Roundup Nurse skills event reinforces students’...

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  • Pincher Creek area students experience a hands-on introduction to health-care careers

    A recent event in Pincher Creek proved beneficial for both local students and health-care professionals. About 30 enthusiastic high school students received...

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  • From suturing to snowshoes, health-care students have an amazing rural experience in Barrhead

    A visit to Barrhead proved to be a weekend of firsts for several future health–care professionals.  On March 9 and 10, over 50 post-secondary health-care...

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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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