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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 community whose story…

Is there a health provider in your community's history who went above and beyond? Is there a rural health-care pioneer in your community whose story deserves to be told? Pioneer doctors, nurses, and other health providers were innovators and trailblazers…

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  • Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. Gavin Parker

    Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. Gavin Parker

    Dr. Gavin Parker’s introduction to RhPAP came very early in his medical career. The Winnipeg native was studying medicine at the University...

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  • Apply now: Clinical Educator Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

    Apply now: Clinical Educator Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

    RhPAP, Alberta’s Rural Health Professions Action Plan is one of Canada’s more comprehensive NPO programs for the education, attraction and retention of...

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  • Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. John Gillett

    Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. John Gillett

    20 years ago, Dr. John Gillett came to Grande Cache from South Africa, with a short stint in Regina on the way....

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  • Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. Bert Reitsma of Coleman

    Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. Bert Reitsma of Coleman

    Founded as the Rural Physician Action Plan in 1991, the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) initially served as a support program...

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  • Presentations from RMA Spring 2019 Convention & Trade Show

    Presentations from RMA Spring 2019 Convention & Trade Show

    From March 18-20, 2019, RhPAP attended the Rural Municipalities of Alberta’s (RMA) Spring 2019 Convention & Trade Show. On March 19, Executive...

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  • Meet The Artisan Who Designed And Crafted Our Rhapsody Awards

    Meet The Artisan Who Designed And Crafted Our Rhapsody Awards

    RhPAP’s Rhapsody Program celebrates rural health excellence in Alberta.  So, we needed an award that excelled too.  We also wanted it to...

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  • Deadline for 2019 Rhapsody Awards is March 31

    Deadline for 2019 Rhapsody Awards is March 31

    RhPAP invites rural Albertans to submit an application for the 2019 RhPAP Rhapsody Awards. To be eligible for this year’s celebration, nominations...

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  • RhPAP Weekly News Roundup

    RhPAP Weekly News Roundup

    All the rural health news that’s fit to print, with links compiled by RhPAP Staff for your information and reading enjoyment.  ...

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  • Introducing the RhPAP Attraction and Retention Toolkit

    Introducing the RhPAP Attraction and Retention Toolkit

    Does your community need help keeping health care close to home? The RhPAP Attraction & Retention (A&R) Committee Toolkit offers support and...

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  • Lesley Allan: Passion & Pride, two important pieces helping build rural medicine

    Lesley Allan: Passion & Pride, two important pieces helping build rural medicine

    Growing up in Southern Ontario, and having now lived in rural Alberta for eight years, I’ve had the opportunity to experience the...

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  • Smoky River Skills weekend encourages students to ‘think rural’

    Smoky River Skills weekend encourages students to ‘think rural’

    Future health providers discovered a unique gem tucked away in northern Alberta: a group of Francophone communities passionate about enhancing rural medicine.  From October 26 to 28, the communities...

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  • Lorena Franchuk: Rural health care experiences change with the times but commitment remains

    Lorena Franchuk: Rural health care experiences change with the times but commitment remains

    I wasn’t born in rural Alberta. But that’s where I grew up.  I was less than a year old when my parents...

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