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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 to be less…

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 to be less likely to seek help.   Additionally, if a rural resident does seek help, they often find that their community…

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  • Apply now: Clinical Educator Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

    Apply now: Clinical Educator Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

    RhPAP, Alberta’s Rural Health Professions Action Plan is one of Canada’s more comprehensive NPO programs for the education, attraction and retention of...

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  • Presentations from RMA Spring 2019 Convention & Trade Show

    Presentations from RMA Spring 2019 Convention & Trade Show

    From March 18-20, 2019, RhPAP attended the Rural Municipalities of Alberta’s (RMA) Spring 2019 Convention & Trade Show. On March 19, Executive...

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  • Meet The Artisan Who Designed And Crafted Our Rhapsody Awards

    Meet The Artisan Who Designed And Crafted Our Rhapsody Awards

    RhPAP’s Rhapsody Program celebrates rural health excellence in Alberta.  So, we needed an award that excelled too.  We also wanted it to...

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  • Dr. Pieter DeWet recognized  20 years of service in the Smoky River area

    Dr. Pieter DeWet recognized 20 years of service in the Smoky River area

    On March 1, 2019 the Smoky River Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee celebrated Dr. Pieter DeWet for providing medical services in the Smoky...

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  • Deadline for 2019 Rhapsody Awards is March 31

    Deadline for 2019 Rhapsody Awards is March 31

    RhPAP invites rural Albertans to submit an application for the 2019 RhPAP Rhapsody Awards. To be eligible for this year’s celebration, nominations...

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  • New Medical Centre opens in Delburne

    New Medical Centre opens in Delburne

    Despite a snowstorm, the sun shone at the grand opening of the Delburne Medical Centre. On March 8, the entire community toured...

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  • Emergency training course brings respect and understanding to fellow providers

    Emergency training course brings respect and understanding to fellow providers

    Two-day training focuses on rural health-care scenarios  Realistic emergency scenarios, mixed with a little humour, have physicians, nurses, and paramedics sharing a new...

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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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  • Spirit River’s “Dr. Tom” enjoys a sweet ending to a long career

    Spirit River’s “Dr. Tom” enjoys a sweet ending to a long career

    I had the pleasure of joining the Central Peace A & R Committee in celebrating the retirement of Dr. Tom Phillips in...

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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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  • Introducing the RhPAP Attraction and Retention Toolkit

    Introducing the RhPAP Attraction and Retention Toolkit

    Does your community need help keeping health care close to home? The RhPAP Attraction & Retention (A&R) Committee Toolkit offers support and...

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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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