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Sharing personal experiences to end mental health stigma

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year. Despite how common they…

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year. Despite how common they are, mental health issues continue to be stigmatized, and these issues don’t receive nearly the…

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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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  • 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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