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Volunteers RISE to reduce rural pandemic isolation 

Some medical student volunteers are reaching out to rural Canadians who feel isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Rural and Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE) was…

Some medical student volunteers are reaching out to rural Canadians who feel isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Rural and Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE) was created by the Student Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada with the…

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  • RhPAP Conference Postponed until Spring 2021

    RhPAP Conference Postponed until Spring 2021

    RhPAP has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 RhPAP Rural Community Health Provider Attraction and Retention Conference. Originally scheduled for...

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  • Peace Regional Committee named 2020 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award recipient

    Peace Regional Committee named 2020 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award recipient

    The Peace Regional Healthcare Attraction and Retention Committee recognized for welcoming health providers, engaging and empowering community with their work

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  • Dr. Gavin Parker named Chairperson of RhPAP Board of Directors

    Dr. Gavin Parker named Chairperson of RhPAP Board of Directors

    On behalf of the Rural Health Professions Action Plan, I am pleased to share with you that effective today, Dr. Gavin Parker...

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  • Wetaskiwin program provides Elder support for Maskwacis moms

    Wetaskiwin program provides Elder support for Maskwacis moms

    Support is an integral part of every successful pregnancy. Yet for some women, especially those who have to travel for appointments, that...

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  • Are you a medical student planning to practise in rural Alberta?

    Are you a medical student planning to practise in rural Alberta?

    RhPAP would like to support you on your journey to rural medicine! For over a decade, RhPAP has supported rural and non-rural...

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  • Rural Alberta companies help expand hospital capacity in Alberta and beyond during pandemic

    Rural Alberta companies help expand hospital capacity in Alberta and beyond during pandemic

    Two rural Alberta companies are making a big difference in the fight against COVID-19 by helping to expand the capacity of urban...

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  • The need to emphasize health-care assets when promoting community

    The need to emphasize health-care assets when promoting community

    Above: Red Deer College students Andrea Luca, RN (left), and Roxanne Hiebert, who works in health information management at the Red Deer...

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  • Meet our new Director of Health Professions, Amy Deagle

    Meet our new Director of Health Professions, Amy Deagle

    RhPAP is pleased to announce that Amy Deagle of Consort, Alberta has joined our team as Director of Health Professions. Amy will be starting...

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  • Mobile eye clinic has eyes on rural Alberta

    Mobile eye clinic has eyes on rural Alberta

    If you see a 40-foot recreational vehicle cruising in rural Alberta, you might not necessarily think of climbing aboard for an eye...

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  • New nurse finds what she’s looking for in Fairview

    New nurse finds what she’s looking for in Fairview

    Having grown up in Regina, Saskatchewan, Oluwasoore Fasunwon (Soore) always felt that the city of Edmonton was too big and noisy for her.   A recent graduate of the University...

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  • Have floss will travel: Dental hygienists reach out to patients

    Have floss will travel: Dental hygienists reach out to patients

    Above: Lakeland area hygienist, Paulette Dahlseide, reviews patient Oscar Lacombe’s chart in his home. — Photo submitted. Receiving dental care isn’t what...

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  • Provincial program identifies hearing loss shortly after birth

    Provincial program identifies hearing loss shortly after birth

    Wembley mom, Bailey Carter, was in denial. Her daughter, Lilah, was only one-week-old and she had just failed a hearing test. “At...

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