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Provincial program identifies hearing loss shortly after birth

Wembley mom, Bailey Carter, was in denial. Her daughter, Lilah, was only one-week-old and she had just failed a hearing test. “At first, I didn’t…

Wembley mom, Bailey Carter, was in denial. Her daughter, Lilah, was only one-week-old and she had just failed a hearing test. “At first, I didn’t believe it because [I thought] she responds to me. I think a lot of parents…

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  • Peace River a draw for Canadian medical grads

    Peace River a draw for Canadian medical grads

    Many homegrown family doctors have been drawn to a welcoming Northern Alberta community, outfitted with a well-supported teaching hospital. Several western Canadian graduates have been part...

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  • Rural Alberta teachers check in on student well-being amidst global pandemic 

    Rural Alberta teachers check in on student well-being amidst global pandemic 

    Educators across rural Alberta are finding industrious ways to continue academic work, ease uncertainty, and let their students know they are not alone as they transition to online education during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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  • 2019 RhPAP Medical School Award Recipients

    2019 RhPAP Medical School Award Recipients

    Every year, RhPAP offers up to four Medical School Awards to deserving medical students who plan to practise in rural Alberta to assist them on their...

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  • Exploring the nursing side of endoscopy

    Exploring the nursing side of endoscopy

    Endoscopies are procedures to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body and require an endoscope to be...

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  • A special message to all rural Albertans from RhPAP’s Interim Board Chair

    A special message to all rural Albertans from RhPAP’s Interim Board Chair

    “On behalf of the staff and the board of RhPAP, our sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of the health-care providers...

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  • A collective heartfelt thank you to all our health-care providers

    A collective heartfelt thank you to all our health-care providers

    We would love to be on a balcony in every rural Alberta community this evening shouting out praise and banging on pots...

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  • A heartfelt thank you to all the health-care providers in rural Alberta

    A heartfelt thank you to all the health-care providers in rural Alberta

    Here is a special message from the Executive Director of the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP). All of us at RhPAP...

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  • Save the date!

    Save the date!

    Taking place from October 6-8, 2020, the theme for this year’s event will be “Put on your Perspectacles: Looking through the rural...

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  • “Une grande aventure” in the Lac La Biche region for post-secondary bilingual students

    “Une grande aventure” in the Lac La Biche region for post-secondary bilingual students

    Plamondon was the perfect stop for 19 bilingual nursing and physiotherapy students looking for a rural francophone health-care experience.   Located 200 kilometers northeast of Edmonton, this community of about 350 people just west of Lac...

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  • Bilingual students go rural for health-care experience in Lac La Biche

    Bilingual students go rural for health-care experience in Lac La Biche

    U of Alberta students learn what it’s like to be a health provider in a rural northern Alberta community Health providers from...

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  • “3-C” communities aim to keep health care close to home

    “3-C” communities aim to keep health care close to home

    March 4 event in Castor to encourage area high school students to become local health providers High school students from east-central Alberta...

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