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Volunteers RISE to reduce rural pandemic isolation 

Some medical student volunteers are reaching out to rural Canadians who feel isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Rural and Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE) was…

Some medical student volunteers are reaching out to rural Canadians who feel isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Rural and Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE) was created by the Student Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada with the…

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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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  • 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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