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Rural VIP No. 23: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rural communities have unique mental health challenges. Research suggests that residents from smaller communities may experience higher mental health stigma than those from larger communities, which may cause them to be less…

Rural communities have unique mental health challenges. Research suggests that residents from smaller communities may experience higher mental health stigma than those from larger communities, which may cause them to be less likely to seek help.   Additionally, if a rural resident does seek help, they often find that their community…

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  • Innisfail’s Dementia Friendly Community program is a model for other rural communities

    Innisfail’s Dementia Friendly Community program is a model for other rural communities

    Three years ago, the town of Innisfail had very little programming for individuals living with dementia. Today, Innisfail is a dementia friendly...

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  • Rural health providers get ‘REAL’ lifelong learning support

    Rural health providers get ‘REAL’ lifelong learning support

    Finding the time and money to enrol in optional professional development courses can be challenging for rural nurses and other health professionals....

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  • Important notice regarding RhPAP’s 30th Anniversary celebration

    Important notice regarding RhPAP’s 30th Anniversary celebration

    Dr. Gavin Parker, Chair, RhPAP Board of Directors, with the full support of the Board and staff has decided to cancel the...

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  • Health providers collaborate in Worsley to enhance patient care

    Health providers collaborate in Worsley to enhance patient care

    Collaborations are a vital part of the efforts made by health professionals to improve patient outcomes. They are especially important in smaller...

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  • RhPAP funds tele-rehab project in Crowsnest Pass

    RhPAP funds tele-rehab project in Crowsnest Pass

      Crowsnest Pass residents requiring additional rehabilitation support are now able to remotely access expertise from larger centres thanks to a cutting-edge technology project...

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  • Nurses learn on the job during summer break

    Nurses learn on the job during summer break

    Click here to read the sidebar, “Alberta Health Services (AHS) knows students can be the key to retention.” *This story appeared in...

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  • Dogs tag along with couple during rural learning journey

    Dogs tag along with couple during rural learning journey

    Dr. Asha Cadrin knew she wanted to be a doctor since the fourth grade in elementary school. So, when Asha and her...

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  • RhPAP provides free accommodations to health professions students learning in rural Alberta

    RhPAP provides free accommodations to health professions students learning in rural Alberta

    RhPAP wants to make the rural experience as positive as possible for health professions students learning in rural Alberta. RhPAP works in...

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  • Wabasca NP urges patients to be seen as whole person

    Wabasca NP urges patients to be seen as whole person

    Fear of being labelled keeps more than 60 per cent of Canadians with mental health issues or illnesses from seeking help, according...

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  • Program promoting healthy habits comes to rural Alberta

    Program promoting healthy habits comes to rural Alberta

    Learning how to shop for, cook, and eat healthy food are some skills children and their families are being taught to “CHANGE” their habits and reduce chronic...

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  • Let’s Go Rural! Nursing students share secrets to successful transition to post secondary

    Let’s Go Rural! Nursing students share secrets to successful transition to post secondary

    The path to becoming a nurse may look different to everyone with the underlying desire often the same—a passion for helping others....

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  • Rural clinic ‘mooves’ vaccination clinic along

    Rural clinic ‘mooves’ vaccination clinic along

    Family physician, Dr. Lana Fehr, wasn’t hesitant to “take it outside” at her western-themed Arrowwood Medical Clinic. It simply made sense “to...

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