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Conklin students learn about the value of health-care careers

Students in Conklin recently learned first-hand what health careers are available to them thanks to a pilot project involving a local health-care provider. RhPAP partnered…

Students in Conklin recently learned first-hand what health careers are available to them thanks to a pilot project involving a local health-care provider. RhPAP partnered with CAREERS: The Next Generation Foundation (CAREERS) and the Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network (PCN)…

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  • Rural VIP No. 24: Youth Mental Health Programs

    Rural VIP No. 24: Youth Mental Health Programs

    The twenty-fourth survey for the members of the Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) was sent out on February 3, 2022 to...

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  • Rural VIP No. 23: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Rural VIP No. 23: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Rural communities have unique mental health challenges. Research suggests that residents from smaller communities may experience higher mental health stigma than those from larger communities, which may cause them...

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  • Rural VIP No. 22: Changing Demographics in Rural Communities

    Rural VIP No. 22: Changing Demographics in Rural Communities

    Demographic statistics show that seniors (those 65 or older) are the fastest growing population in rural Alberta; however, not all rural communities are...

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  • Rural VIP No. 21: Virtual Health Care

    Rural VIP No. 21: Virtual Health Care

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta Health changed the physician fee schedule to allow physicians to provide virtual health care to...

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  • Rural VIP No. 20: Role of Rural Municipalities in Health Care 

    Rural VIP No. 20: Role of Rural Municipalities in Health Care 

    Rural VIP No. 20: Role of Rural Municipalities in Health Care With the upcoming municipal elections quickly approaching on October 18, 2021...

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  • Technology could help rural seniors age in place

    Technology could help rural seniors age in place

    A University of Calgary professor wants rural seniors to have an opportunity to remain at home for as long as they can. Joon Lee along...

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  • RhPAP U Pillar  IV-Rural Health Service Delivery

    RhPAP U Pillar IV-Rural Health Service Delivery

    Over the past decade, some innovative health services that offer better access and quality of care for rural communities have begun to...

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  • RhPAP U Pillar III Rural Health Research

    RhPAP U Pillar III Rural Health Research

    In previous articles, we introduced the first two pillars of RhPAP U: Rural Population Health, and Rural Health Policy. Today, we introduce Pillar III – Rural Health Research.  Rural Health Research...

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  • Rural VIP No. 19: Primary Care

    Rural VIP No. 19: Primary Care

    Rural VIP No. 19: Primary care  For May’s survey, we asked the Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) members about their experience with primary care in their...

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  • RhPAP U Pillar II – Rural Health Policy

    RhPAP U Pillar II – Rural Health Policy

    RhPAP U is a new online resource for information on rural health in Alberta created by the Rural Health Professions Action Plan....

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  • Rural VIP No. 18: Community Health Needs and Relating  to Government

    Rural VIP No. 18: Community Health Needs and Relating to Government

    For April’s survey, we asked Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) members about their experiences relating their health-care needs to government.  Governments are elected by, and accountable to, their constituents. As...

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  • Rural Voice Information Panel No. 13: Social determinants of health in rural communities 

    Rural Voice Information Panel No. 13: Social determinants of health in rural communities 

    The thirteenth Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) survey was sent out October 1, 2020 to 218 members. The purpose of the...

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