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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • May 25 to 29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    May 25 to 29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    May 25-29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week: a great opportunity to honour the contributions of the rural Alberta health-care providers and community volunteers who help keep health care close to home. 

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  • Jennifer Best, RhPAP’s newest Rural Community Consultant

    Jennifer Best, RhPAP’s newest Rural Community Consultant

    RhPAP is pleased to welcome Jennifer Best as our newest Rural Community Consultant for the north-east zone. Jennifer has been living, working,...

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  • College students study benefits & challenges of rural health care 

    College students study benefits & challenges of rural health care 

    Two health-care management students from Red Deer College are hoping to shed light on what it takes to attract and retain health-care professionals in...

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  • Keeping health care close to home in Sundre

    Keeping health care close to home in Sundre

    Nursing students to learn what it’s like to be a health professional in a rural Alberta community  Health professionals from the Sundre region will teach about 50 nursing students from Red Deer...

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  • Embracing the adventure: Dr. Leon Greeff’s journey to practise in Grande Cache

    Embracing the adventure: Dr. Leon Greeff’s journey to practise in Grande Cache

    For Dr. Leon Greeff, the path to practising family medicine at the northern edge of the Rocky Mountains in Grande Cache, Alberta,...

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  • Rita Lyster: A Rural Community Champion

    Rita Lyster: A Rural Community Champion

    Rita has been instrumental for many years as a community champion in the attraction and retention of health professionals. I think that this work is a natural part of her,...

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  • Rural Alberta health-care heroes receive well-deserved recognition

    Rural Alberta health-care heroes receive well-deserved recognition

    Mayerthorpe, Pincher Creek, Provost, and Sundre home to 2019 RhPAP Rhapsody Award recipients  Health-care heroes in four rural Alberta communities are the recipients of the 2019...

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  • Keeping health care close to home in Brooks

    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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  • Pembina committee rolls out the welcome mat in Drayton Valley

    Pembina committee rolls out the welcome mat in Drayton Valley

    First impressions are powerful!  So, when Suné and Dr. Ryan White came from South Africa to Drayton Valley for a site visit...

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