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Dr. Nicole Cardinal joins RhPAP board of directors

This spring, RhPAP welcomes a new board of director: Dr. Nicole Cardinal. In conversation with Rural Health Beat coordinator Lorena Franchuk, the rural family physician…

This spring, RhPAP welcomes a new board of director: Dr. Nicole Cardinal. In conversation with Rural Health Beat coordinator Lorena Franchuk, the rural family physician reflects on how her upbringing on the Saddle Lake Cree Nation helps her connect with…

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  • A T-Rex-cellent experience for 27 medical and nursing students

    A T-Rex-cellent experience for 27 medical and nursing students

    Over the weekend of March 16-17, the community of Drumheller hosted a group of eager medical and nursing students from the University...

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  • Study to ask global nurses about their rural Alberta experience

    Study to ask global nurses about their rural Alberta experience

      RhPAP is investing $25,000 in a research project to learn more about the experiences of internationally educated nurses (IENs) who work...

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  • That’s the Spirit: A doctor’s mission to transform rural health care

    That’s the Spirit: A doctor’s mission to transform rural health care

    In the heart of Spirit River, a dedicated family physician is rewriting the story of rural health care.  Dr. Deanna Funk, driven...

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  • South Africans receive warm welcome from northern Alberta community

    South Africans receive warm welcome from northern Alberta community

    Winter preparation is an annual ritual for many rural Canadians, but some tasks may seem a little unusual for those new to...

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  • Collaboration led to many accomplishments for the 2022 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award Recipient

    Collaboration led to many accomplishments for the 2022 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award Recipient

    Dr. Nellie Mbambo came all the way from Durban, South Africa to practice in Vulcan. The Vulcan and County Attraction and Retention...

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  • What’s involved in Alberta Health Services’ rural physician recruitment? Hint: More than you think!

    What’s involved in Alberta Health Services’ rural physician recruitment? Hint: More than you think!

    Recently, Vanessa Weatherbee, a senior consultant with Alberta Health Services (AHS) Medical Affairs, was joined by Susan Smith and Alecia Kerber, physician...

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  • Early-bird registration now open for 2022 Rural Community Health Provider Attraction and Retention Conference

    Early-bird registration now open for 2022 Rural Community Health Provider Attraction and Retention Conference

    Join us in Drayton Valley from October 4-6, 2022 for “Put on your Perspectacles: Looking through the Rural Lens” Conference! Taking place...

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  • Alberta Rural Health Week starts today!

    Alberta Rural Health Week starts today!

    May 30 – June 3, 2022 is Alberta Rural Health Week!  Give your local health-care heroes a healthy dose of recognition  Today,...

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  • Rural VIP No. 24: Youth Mental Health Programs

    Rural VIP No. 24: Youth Mental Health Programs

    The twenty-fourth survey for the members of the Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) was sent out on February 3, 2022 to...

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  • Media release: Rural communities will attract new doctors

    Media release: Rural communities will attract new doctors

    Applications open Feb. 1 for a program providing benefits to bring new family physicians to rural Alberta. The Rural Education Supplement and...

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  • Psychiatric nursing students experience slice of northern life during placement

    Psychiatric nursing students experience slice of northern life during placement

    Viewing the oil sands and experiencing an ice road aren’t typical activities for nurses on a practicum. However, three registered psychiatric student nurses from...

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  • Rural VIP No. 23: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Rural VIP No. 23: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Rural communities have unique mental health challenges. Research suggests that residents from smaller communities may experience higher mental health stigma than those from larger communities, which may cause them...

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