May 27-31, 2019 is Alberta Rural Health Week.
Let’s celebrate rural Alberta! May 27 to 31 is Alberta Rural Health Week: a great opportunity to honour the contributions of rural Alberta-based health professionals and community volunteers who help keep health care close to home.
Rural health providers are powerful assets in their communities. Not only do their health-care skills and practices enhance the quality of rural life, but these professionals also contribute to rural life on a more personal level. They have special relationships with their patients and community; they not only provide care, but are also family, friends, neighbours, and volunteers, and often teach and mentor future health professionals within their communities.
During the week of May 27-31, we encourage communities to show appreciation for the contributions of the rural health professionals whose abilities enhance the quality of life in rural Alberta. Alberta Rural Health Week is also an opportunity to say thank you to the local volunteers who go above and beyond to support health care and health-care professionals in their community.