Rural Health Professions Action Plan
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.
For RhPAP to transition from a rural physician support program to a rural allied health professionals and community development agency.
Support the efforts of rural Albertans to maintain an accessible health workforce close to home.
With staff located throughout Alberta RhPAP is:
- Helping rural Albertans build strategies to attract and retain health professionals within their communities.
- Providing accommodations to family medicine resident physicians and students from both Alberta medical schools as they study and practice medicine in rural Alberta communities.
- Enabling practising rural Alberta physicians to acquire continuing medical education and locum support.
- Rural Alberta’s voice to the provincial government on issues related to rural health workforce and physician resource planning.