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. Find out how to give your local health-care heroes a healthy does of appreciation.

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May 25 to 29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week

Your opportunity to provide rural Alberta’s health-care heroes with a healthy dose of recognition In recognition of the importance of Alberta’s rural health-care professionals, May…

Your opportunity to provide rural Alberta’s health-care heroes with a healthy dose of recognition In recognition of the importance of Alberta’s rural health-care professionals, May 25-29, 2020 has been officially declared Alberta Rural Health Week by the Hon. Tyler Shandro,…

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  • Video: Dr. Hess Boschma of Wabamun – The gentle healer – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Video: Dr. Hess Boschma of Wabamun – The gentle healer – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    The 2008 recipient of the RPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction believed there was more to life than making money, so he...

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  • Redwater – "Attention to little details" – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Redwater – "Attention to little details" – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    In 2008, the RPAP and Alberta Chambers of Commerce selected the Town of Redwater as the second recipient of the Alberta Rural...

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  • Opening their hearts and homes – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Opening their hearts and homes – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    In 2002 the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan created the RPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction, which celebrates the contributions of long-serving...

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  • Dr Lawrence Olfert: “An inspiration to many”

    Dr Lawrence Olfert: “An inspiration to many”

    It was 2007 and Drumheller was on a roll. For the second time in three years, a physician from the Drumheller community...

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  • Dr. Tom Phillips: “The adult the adults trust”

    Dr. Tom Phillips: “The adult the adults trust”

    The 2006 RPAP Award of Distinction recipient painted a picture of excellence in the practise of rural medicine. Dr. Tom Phillips, a...

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  • Early Careerist Award profiled rising stars in rural healthcare             – 18th August 2014

    Early Careerist Award profiled rising stars in rural healthcare – 18th August 2014

      Above Image: Dr. Tobias Gelber Beginning in 2002, the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan began recognizing long-serving rural physicians with the...

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  • Dr. Elizabeth Racz: “A member of the family”

    Dr. Elizabeth Racz: “A member of the family”

    RPAP Award of Distinction recipient, Dr. Elizabeth M. Racz, was the first choice for the award in more ways than one. Not...

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  • Dr. Michael Boorman: “Approaching people like they’re old friends”

    Dr. Michael Boorman: “Approaching people like they’re old friends”

    Nurturing trust and abilities, and it helps a lot if you’re good friends. Following this philosophy, Dr. Michael G. Boorman of Rimbey...

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  • Dr. David Miller: “Committed to colleagues and community”

    Dr. David Miller: “Committed to colleagues and community”

    The RPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction enjoyed a successful second campagin, with 24 outstanding candidates being nominated for the 2003 award....

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  • Dr. Stuart Iglesias: “A quiet but dynamic influence”

    Dr. Stuart Iglesias: “A quiet but dynamic influence”

    From its inception in 1992, the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) has served a critical role in promoting physician recruitment and...

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  • AHS: Third new family physician recruited to High Level – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    AHS: Third new family physician recruited to High Level – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    From Alberta Health Services comes word another practiising physician will be joining the ranks in High Level: Local residents have improved access...

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  • Great news for new citizens interested in Canadian culture, history – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Great news for new citizens interested in Canadian culture, history – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    During the first year of Canadian citizenship, you are eligible to receive the Cultural Access Pass.  The pass allows Canada’s newest citizens...

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