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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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  • Pandemic reveals strength of primary care collaboration 

    Pandemic reveals strength of primary care collaboration 

    As COVID-19 settled into the Calgary area in mid-March, some physician groups throughout the region reached out to one another for support and to establish a collaborative response.

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  • Peace Regional Committee named 2020 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award recipient

    Peace Regional Committee named 2020 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award recipient

    The Peace Regional Healthcare Attraction and Retention Committee recognized for welcoming health providers, engaging and empowering community with their work

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  • A special tribute to all rural Alberta front-line health-care managers

    A special tribute to all rural Alberta front-line health-care managers

    Front-line health-care managers normally put in long days and a lot of hard work to make sure patients get the best care...

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  • A special thank you to all our rural nurses on International Nurses Day

    A special thank you to all our rural nurses on International Nurses Day

    May 12, 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale was a pioneer of modern day nursing. She...

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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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  • 3D Printers across Alberta building equipment for essential workers

    3D Printers across Alberta building equipment for essential workers

    When a need appears, Albertan communities will rise to the challenge, identifying solutions to problems we never knew we would have.

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  • This RhPAP Board director has lived and worked rurally all her life and she wouldn’t have it any other way

    This RhPAP Board director has lived and worked rurally all her life and she wouldn’t have it any other way

    Elaine Finseth loves animals. To her, there’s nothing better than saddling up her horse Jazz and heading out for an afternoon ride, alongside her husband Keith on his horse Scooter.

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  • Program connects Southern Albertans with addiction and mental health support   

    Program connects Southern Albertans with addiction and mental health support   

    A simple phone call is connecting some Southern Albertans with a central point of contact for anyone requiring addiction and mental health assistance.

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  • Rural communities tackle mental health by coming together  

    Rural communities tackle mental health by coming together  

    For the 38 per cent of Albertans who live in rural and remote areas accessing important mental health supports can be a challenge.

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  • U of A donates hand sanitizer to remote northern Alberta front-line workers

    U of A donates hand sanitizer to remote northern Alberta front-line workers

    Front-line workers in remote Northern Alberta communities are getting a helping hand from some fellow Albertans.

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  • Why should you consider being a rural doctor?

    Why should you consider being a rural doctor?

    “Try it. You just might like it.” I’m sure you’ve heard that before, perhaps when your parents were trying to convince you to...

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  • COVID-19 and rural Alberta

    COVID-19 and rural Alberta

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many planned programs and activities, rural Albertans have continued to adapt and improvise.

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