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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 our community stakeholders,…

RhPAP values hearing from rural Albertans about health care in their communities. Throughout the years, RhPAP has been privileged to work alongside our community stakeholders, gaining insight into what communities are most passionate about when it comes to rural health…

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  • Summertime wellness ideas from our Rural Community Consultants 

    Summertime wellness ideas from our Rural Community Consultants 

    Summer is here, and Albertans are hankering to get out and enjoy the sunshine and wildlife that is so abundant here this...

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  • Take this summer to support mental health 

    Take this summer to support mental health 

    With the COVID-19 pandemic overturning the summer plans of many people, it’s an important time to revisit ways to maintain our mental...

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  • Pontoon boat transports Lac La Biche pharmacist to work during flooding

    Pontoon boat transports Lac La Biche pharmacist to work during flooding

    Not everyone keeps a rain gauge by their home, but Zicki Eludin does. Therefore, it wasn’t surprising to the Lac La Biche...

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  • Pilots saved remote northern Alberta community from 1920s diphtheria outbreak

    Pilots saved remote northern Alberta community from 1920s diphtheria outbreak

    The strength and courage of Albertans was tested during another disease outbreak in Northern Alberta more than 90 years ago. In December 1928, a...

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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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  • Then and now: Comparing today’s pandemic with historical outbreak

    Then and now: Comparing today’s pandemic with historical outbreak

    It’s been over 100 years since the deadly Spanish Influenza pandemic hit Alberta, and it will be some time yet before we...

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  • 1918-1919: Spanish flu took its toll on one east-central Alberta community

    1918-1919: Spanish flu took its toll on one east-central Alberta community

    The pastoral prairie around Alliance was quiet long before COVID-19 required citizens to social distance. This scenic village, situated near the Battle...

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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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