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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Northwest Alberta is home to RhPAP’s 2020 Health-care Heroes

Teams in Beaverlodge and Manning, and a Peace River paramedic to receive this year's RhPAP Rhapsody Health-care Heroes Award Health-care excellence is home-grown in northwest…

Teams in Beaverlodge and Manning, and a Peace River paramedic to receive this year's RhPAP Rhapsody Health-care Heroes Award Health-care excellence is home-grown in northwest Alberta, with health providers from the region sweeping the 2020 RhPAP Rhapsody Health-care Heroes Awards.…

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  • Pharmacists step up to serve rural communities during pandemic

    Pharmacists step up to serve rural communities during pandemic

    Pharmacists across Alberta have tweaked procedures to protect themselves and their patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Long-term residents in northern Alberta stay entertained during COVID-19

    Long-term residents in northern Alberta stay entertained during COVID-19

    Long-term care residents in High Level and Fort Vermilion are staying entertained during COVID-19.

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  • Fort McMurray’s 3D printers make face masks easier to wear 

    Fort McMurray’s 3D printers make face masks easier to wear 

    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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  • Fort McMurray flooding spotlights volunteer efforts 

    Fort McMurray flooding spotlights volunteer efforts 

    Flood water hadn’t completed its assault on downtown Fort McMurray late last month before an unofficial army of volunteers mobilized to support displaced residents and businesses.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Drayton Valley displays hearts and appreciation during tough times  

    Drayton Valley displays hearts and appreciation during tough times  

    During times of uncertainty, Drayton Valley residents wear their hearts on their sleeves, their front lawns, windows, and anywhere else they can...

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  • Czar quilters shift focus to help rural health-care workers 

    Czar quilters shift focus to help rural health-care workers 

    A group from East Central Alberta is showing their support for rural health-care workers, stitch by stitch, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Creative events bring out the good in rural community 

    Creative events bring out the good in rural community 

    Good deeds and rural communities go hand in hand. It’s ironic that we have recently been promoting shutting off our devices, so...

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  • Rural life provides unique skills to cope with pandemic

    Rural life provides unique skills to cope with pandemic

    Rural Albertans are no strangers to hardship. Farmers continually deal with the challenges of weather. For those in oil, gas, and mining...

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