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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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  • 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

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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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  • New Pincher Creek A&R committee says thanks to local health-care heroes at inaugural event

    New Pincher Creek A&R committee says thanks to local health-care heroes at inaugural event

    The warmth of a chinook breeze welcomed Pincher Creek and area residents as they gathered on January 13 to say “thank you”...

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  • Smoky River Skills weekend encourages students to ‘think rural’

    Smoky River Skills weekend encourages students to ‘think rural’

    Future health providers discovered a unique gem tucked away in northern Alberta: a group of Francophone communities passionate about enhancing rural medicine.  From October 26 to 28, the communities...

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