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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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  • RhPAP announces Tracy Sopkow as Chief Executive Officer

    RhPAP announces Tracy Sopkow as Chief Executive Officer

    RhPAP announces Tracy Sopkow as Chief Executive Officer New leader brings rural Alberta background, health leadership experience to role A rural Alberta...

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  • Focusing on the health-care needs of northern children

    Focusing on the health-care needs of northern children

    Megan Stock found a gap in access to children’s health services within Indigenous and northern communities while doing contract work for six years as a...

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  • Learners make themselves at home in rural Alberta

    Learners make themselves at home in rural Alberta

    On any given day, Donna Bonsteel and Shawna Banman can be found moving furniture across the province, shopping for lamps and other household...

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  • Lactation consultants offer rural breastfeeding moms support

    Lactation consultants offer rural breastfeeding moms support

    Becoming a parent is an experience like no other: the overwhelming emotion of meeting your new baby, the sleep deprivation, the joys of the first smile and...

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  • “Model” Tofield, Ryley, Beaver County West Committee named 2021 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award recipient

    “Model” Tofield, Ryley, Beaver County West Committee named 2021 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award recipient

    The Community Attraction & Retention Committee for Tofield, Ryley & Beaver County West recognized for its focus on community partnerships and collaboration...

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  • Barrhead’s “brilliant family doc” is the 2021 Rhapsody Physician Award recipient

    Barrhead’s “brilliant family doc” is the 2021 Rhapsody Physician Award recipient

    Dr. Kent Bernes named recipient of the 2021 RhPAP Rhapsody Rural Physician Award Following a review of the outstanding candidates nominated this...

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  • Wabasca and Innisfail are home to RhPAP’s 2021 Health-care Heroes

    Wabasca and Innisfail are home to RhPAP’s 2021 Health-care Heroes

    Wabasca/Desmarais Healthcare Centre Nursing Team and Innisfail’s Community Partners in Action to receive this year’s RhPAP Rhapsody Health-care Heroes Award A team of...

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  • Indigenous communities around McLennan appreciate doctor’s approach

    Indigenous communities around McLennan appreciate doctor’s approach

    Physician has passion for working with underserved communities Growing up in rural Africa, Dr. Shaun Butcher developed a passion for serving remote...

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  • Get ready to celebrate! May 24 to 28, 2021 is Alberta Rural Health Week 

    Get ready to celebrate! May 24 to 28, 2021 is Alberta Rural Health Week 

    Your opportunity to provide rural Alberta’s health-care heroes with a healthy dose of recognition!  Alberta Rural Health Week is a great opportunity...

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  • Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) for Rural Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

    Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) for Rural Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

    The Rural Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) is pleased to announce a funded education opportunity for physiotherapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) working...

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  • $6M for medical students to work in rural Alberta

    $6M for medical students to work in rural Alberta

    More physicians will be working in rural Alberta thanks to a $6-million investment that will increase Albertans’ access to the care they...

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  • Rural Alberta students keen to learn how to get into medicine

    Rural Alberta students keen to learn how to get into medicine

    A recent session aimed at sharing tips on getting into medical school had widespread appeal with rural high school students across the...

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