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. Find out how to give your local health-care heroes a healthy does of appreciation.

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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 be this October…

Rural perspectives on health provider attraction and retention will be the focus of the three-day event Drayton Valley is the place to be this October if you want to explore rural perspectives on health provider attraction and retention. This scenic…

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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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  • Investing in pathways to health-care careers

    Investing in pathways to health-care careers

    When it comes to health care, the pathway to a career looks different for everyone. For high school students in the Chinook’s Edge School...

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  • Rhapsody Award nomination deadline is this Friday

    Rhapsody Award nomination deadline is this Friday

    WHAT? You haven’t done it yet? COWABUNGA! We know you’ve been busy out there feeding the cows but we just wanted to...

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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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  • Skills weekend pays off with nurse hiring

    Skills weekend pays off with nurse hiring

    How did a wiener roast, bull riding, and home-made cinnamon buns contribute to the hiring of a nurse in Tofield?  They were...

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  • Deadline for 2020 Rhapsody Award nominations fast approaching

    Deadline for 2020 Rhapsody Award nominations fast approaching

    WHAT? You haven’t done it yet? Doggone it! The deadline for nominations for the 2020 Rhapsody Awards is February 28. So, fetch...

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  • Community paramedics making a difference

    Community paramedics making a difference

    Ken Hildebrand once thought of in-home medical attention as a service for elderly patients. That was until he received care in mid-2019...

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  • Navigating Helicopter Emergency Medevac Serves serving rural and remote Alberta Communities

    Navigating Helicopter Emergency Medevac Serves serving rural and remote Alberta Communities

    During my time as a rural midwife in New Zealand, I spent a short time providing care to families in Taupō, a...

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  • Rural Alberta we couldn’t have done it without you. Watch the highlights of RhPAP 2019.

    Rural Alberta we couldn’t have done it without you. Watch the highlights of RhPAP 2019.

    From a marathon running physician in Provost to a bull bash in Tofield, 2019 was a busy, exciting, and successful year for...

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  • Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta

    Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta

    For nearly 30 years, a mobile clinic has made it easier for Alberta women to stay on top of their breast health...

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  • Gastroenterology for General Practitioners (GI for GPs)

    Gastroenterology for General Practitioners (GI for GPs)

    GI for GPs offers a robust, impactful single day of learning for Alberta’s family practitioners. Gastroenterologists from the University of Alberta and...

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