May 24 to 28, 2021 is Alberta Rural Health Week Give your local health providers a healthy dose of recognition

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RhPAP U Pillar I highlights Rural Population Health

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

RhPAP U is a new online resource for information on rural health in Alberta created by the Rural Health Professions Action Plan. The first pillar under RhPAP U is “Rural Population Health”. As a field of study, population health aims to improve the health of entire populations and…

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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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  • Rural Voice Information Panel No. 12: Health-care Services and Organizations

    Rural Voice Information Panel No. 12: Health-care Services and Organizations

    In September, RhPAP asked the Rural Voice Information Panel, or Rural VIP, about a range of health services and organizations that are...

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  • RhPAP’s Rural Voice Information Panel 

    RhPAP’s Rural Voice Information Panel 

    RhPAP values hearing from rural Albertans about health care in their communities. Throughout the years, RhPAP has been privileged to work alongside...

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  • The need to emphasize health-care assets when promoting community

    The need to emphasize health-care assets when promoting community

    Above: Red Deer College students Andrea Luca, RN (left), and Roxanne Hiebert, who works in health information management at the Red Deer...

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  • Pandemics present opportunities to learn from the past

    Pandemics present opportunities to learn from the past

    COVID-19’s arrival in Alberta caught many residents by surprise. For provincial health-care officials, it wasn’t totally unexpected. “There have been multiple examples...

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  • Nurse Practitioners in Rural and Remote Communities

    Nurse Practitioners in Rural and Remote Communities

    In September 2019, the Alberta Government announced it was increasing spending to hire nurse practitioners to work in primary care settings in rural and underserved areas, including the Bonnyville Primary...

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  • Strategies to Prepare Students for Rural Life 

    Strategies to Prepare Students for Rural Life 

    Attracting and retaining health professionals to rural practice involves a range of personal, professional, and community factors.1 These dimensions must work together...

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