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Provincial program identifies hearing loss shortly after birth

Wembley mom, Bailey Carter, was in denial. Her daughter, Lilah, was only one-week-old and she had just failed a hearing test. “At first, I didn’t…

Wembley mom, Bailey Carter, was in denial. Her daughter, Lilah, was only one-week-old and she had just failed a hearing test. “At first, I didn’t believe it because [I thought] she responds to me. I think a lot of parents…

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  • May 25 to 29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    May 25 to 29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    Your opportunity to provide rural Alberta’s health-care heroes with a healthy dose of recognition In recognition of the importance of Alberta’s rural...

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  • Learning some new moves at the Bigstone Medical Clinic

    Learning some new moves at the Bigstone Medical Clinic

    RhPAP works with Wabasca health-care providers to provide tools for reducing stress  How do you cope with stress as a health-care provider?  For the staff...

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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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  • 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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  • Jennifer Best, RhPAP’s newest Rural Community Consultant

    Jennifer Best, RhPAP’s newest Rural Community Consultant

    RhPAP is pleased to welcome Jennifer Best as our newest Rural Community Consultant for the north-east zone. Jennifer has been living, working,...

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  • 2019 RhPAP Medical School Award Recipients

    2019 RhPAP Medical School Award Recipients

    Every year, RhPAP offers up to four Medical School Awards to deserving medical students who plan to practise in rural Alberta to assist them on their...

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  • Exploring the nursing side of endoscopy

    Exploring the nursing side of endoscopy

    Endoscopies are procedures to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body and require an endoscope to be...

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  • ‘It really helps you to pick a career’ – Manning’s high school health career exploration day

    ‘It really helps you to pick a career’ – Manning’s high school health career exploration day

    On February 27, 2020, the Manning Area Attraction and Retention Committee in collaboration with the Rural Health Professions Action Plan hosted a...

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  • “3-C” communities aim to keep health care close to home

    “3-C” communities aim to keep health care close to home

    March 4 event in Castor to encourage area high school students to become local health providers High school students from east-central Alberta...

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  • Keeping health care close to home in Manning

    Keeping health care close to home in Manning

    High school students from the Manning-area will learn basic health-care skills from local health providers at an upcoming RhPAP “Grow Your Own Health Provider” skills day.

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  • Wanted: Stories of rural health-care pioneers

    Wanted: Stories of rural health-care pioneers

    Is there a health provider in your community’s history who went above and beyond? Is there a rural health-care pioneer in your...

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  • Above and Beyond: The living legacy of Dr. Alexander G. Scott

    Above and Beyond: The living legacy of Dr. Alexander G. Scott

    Can you imagine a small-town doctor with an airplane, visiting patients all around southern Alberta 100 years ago? For almost 40 years,...

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