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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 Regional Hospital Centre,…

Above: Red Deer College students Andrea Luca, RN (left), and Roxanne Hiebert, who works in health information management at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, looked to health professionals for feedback on their rural postings. -- Photo supplied by Roxanne…

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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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  • Put on your rural “perspectacles” and join us in Drayton Valley for our fall conference! 

    Put on your rural “perspectacles” and join us in Drayton Valley for our fall conference! 

    Bernard Anderson, Executive Director of the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP), personally invites you to attend our fall conference, taking place at the beautiful Clean Energy...

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  • Castor senior recalls epidemics past during COVID-19 outbreak

    Castor senior recalls epidemics past during COVID-19 outbreak

    Today’s pandemic brings back a flood of memories for Luella Kowalsky.

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  • The Rural & Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE)

    The Rural & Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE)

    RISE was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide emotional support and companionship to patients living in rural areas across Canada who are experiencing increased isolation due to social distancing restrictions.

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  • From Jamaica to Lac La Biche, this RN loves the switch to rural practice

    From Jamaica to Lac La Biche, this RN loves the switch to rural practice

    Before COVID-19, you often could find registered nurse, Debbiann Wilson, hitting a punching bag in her free time.  “I try to do some boxing, which I’m...

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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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  • RhPAP sets its sights on Drayton Valley for 2020 conference

    RhPAP sets its sights on Drayton Valley for 2020 conference

    Rural perspectives on health provider attraction and retention will be the focus of the three-day event. Drayton Valley is the place to...

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

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

    The Peace Regional Healthcare Attraction and Retention Committee recognized for welcoming health providers, engaging and empowering community with their work

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  • Wainwright is “undeniably a better place” thanks to 2020 Rhapsody Award recipient

    Wainwright is “undeniably a better place” thanks to 2020 Rhapsody Award recipient

    The Peace Regional Healthcare Attraction and Retention Committee recognized for welcoming health providers, engaging and empowering community with their work

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  • Pandemic reveals strength of primary care collaboration 

    Pandemic reveals strength of primary care collaboration 

    As COVID-19 settled into the Calgary area in mid-March, some physician groups throughout the region reached out to one another for support and to establish a collaborative response.

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