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Communication support improves quality of life

Effective communication isn’t easy for everyone and, for those who struggle with it, it can have a negative impact on their quality of life. Private…

Effective communication isn’t easy for everyone and, for those who struggle with it, it can have a negative impact on their quality of life. Private speech language pathologist, Carla Hanak focuses her expertise mainly on children between birth and 17…

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  • RhPAP sets its sights on Drayton Valley for 2020 conference

    RhPAP sets its sights on Drayton Valley for 2020 conference

    Rural perspectives on health provider attraction and retention will be the focus of the three-day event. Drayton Valley is the place to...

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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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  • Speech language pathologist assists rural people of all ages 

    Speech language pathologist assists rural people of all ages 

    Angeline Reimer didn’t think she’d ever be able to talk with her cousin again. The Lac La Biche area resident is the...

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  • Summertime wellness ideas from our Rural Community Consultants 

    Summertime wellness ideas from our Rural Community Consultants 

    Summer is here, and Albertans are hankering to get out and enjoy the sunshine and wildlife that is so abundant here this...

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  • Take this summer to support mental health 

    Take this summer to support mental health 

    With the COVID-19 pandemic overturning the summer plans of many people, it’s an important time to revisit ways to maintain our mental...

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  • Best wishes to Grimshaw’s Dr. Botha!

    Best wishes to Grimshaw’s Dr. Botha!

    After practicing medicine and living in Grimshaw for the past 25 years, Dr. Andres Botha hanging up his stethoscope to enjoy a...

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  • Pontoon boat transports Lac La Biche pharmacist to work during flooding

    Pontoon boat transports Lac La Biche pharmacist to work during flooding

    Not everyone keeps a rain gauge by their home, but Zicki Eludin does. Therefore, it wasn’t surprising to the Lac La Biche...

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  • Pilots saved remote northern Alberta community from 1920s diphtheria outbreak

    Pilots saved remote northern Alberta community from 1920s diphtheria outbreak

    The strength and courage of Albertans was tested during another disease outbreak in Northern Alberta more than 90 years ago. In December 1928, a...

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  • Pandemics present opportunities to learn from the past

    Pandemics present opportunities to learn from the past

    COVID-19’s arrival in Alberta caught many residents by surprise. For provincial health-care officials, it wasn’t totally unexpected. “There have been multiple examples...

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  • Put on your rural “perspectacles” and join us in Drayton Valley for our fall conference! 

    Put on your rural “perspectacles” and join us in Drayton Valley for our fall conference! 

    Bernard Anderson, Executive Director of the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP), personally invites you to attend our fall conference, taking place at the beautiful Clean Energy...

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  • Castor senior recalls epidemics past during COVID-19 outbreak

    Castor senior recalls epidemics past during COVID-19 outbreak

    Today’s pandemic brings back a flood of memories for Luella Kowalsky.

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  • The Rural & Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE)

    The Rural & Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE)

    RISE was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide emotional support and companionship to patients living in rural areas across Canada who are experiencing increased isolation due to social distancing restrictions.

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  • From Jamaica to Lac La Biche, this RN loves the switch to rural practice

    From Jamaica to Lac La Biche, this RN loves the switch to rural practice

    Before COVID-19, you often could find registered nurse, Debbiann Wilson, hitting a punching bag in her free time.  “I try to do some boxing, which I’m...

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