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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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  • Mobile eye clinic has eyes on rural Alberta

    Mobile eye clinic has eyes on rural Alberta

    If you see a 40-foot recreational vehicle cruising in rural Alberta, you might not necessarily think of climbing aboard for an eye...

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  • New nurse finds what she’s looking for in Fairview

    New nurse finds what she’s looking for in Fairview

    Having grown up in Regina, Saskatchewan, Oluwasoore Fasunwon (Soore) always felt that the city of Edmonton was too big and noisy for her.   A recent graduate of the University...

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  • Have floss will travel: Dental hygienists reach out to patients

    Have floss will travel: Dental hygienists reach out to patients

    Above: Lakeland area hygienist, Paulette Dahlseide, reviews patient Oscar Lacombe’s chart in his home. — Photo submitted. Receiving dental care isn’t what...

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  • Provincial program identifies hearing loss shortly after birth

    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...

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  • Communication support improves quality of life

    Communication support improves quality of life

    Effective communication isn’t easy for everyone and, for those who struggle with it, it can have a negative impact on their quality...

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  • Speech language pathologist assists rural people of all ages 

    Speech language pathologist assists rural people of all ages 

    Angeline Reimer didn’t think she’d ever be able to talk with her cousin again. The Lac La Biche area resident is the...

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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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  • Best wishes to Grimshaw’s Dr. Botha!

    Best wishes to Grimshaw’s Dr. Botha!

    After practicing medicine and living in Grimshaw for the past 25 years, Dr. Andres Botha hanging up his stethoscope to enjoy a...

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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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