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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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  • A special tribute to all rural Alberta front-line health-care managers

    A special tribute to all rural Alberta front-line health-care managers

    Front-line health-care managers normally put in long days and a lot of hard work to make sure patients get the best care...

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  • Learning some new moves at the Bigstone Medical Clinic

    Learning some new moves at the Bigstone Medical Clinic

    RhPAP works with Wabasca health-care providers to provide tools for reducing stress  How do you cope with stress as a health-care provider?  For the staff...

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  • A special thank you to all our rural nurses on International Nurses Day

    A special thank you to all our rural nurses on International Nurses Day

    May 12, 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale was a pioneer of modern day nursing. She...

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  • Fort McMurray’s 3D printers make face masks easier to wear 

    Fort McMurray’s 3D printers make face masks easier to wear 

    When a need appears, Albertan communities will rise to the challenge, identifying solutions to problems we never knew we would have.

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  • Fort McMurray flooding spotlights volunteer efforts 

    Fort McMurray flooding spotlights volunteer efforts 

    Flood water hadn’t completed its assault on downtown Fort McMurray late last month before an unofficial army of volunteers mobilized to support displaced residents and businesses.

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  • May 25 to 29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    May 25 to 29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    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. 

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  • 3D Printers across Alberta building equipment for essential workers

    3D Printers across Alberta building equipment for essential workers

    When a need appears, Albertan communities will rise to the challenge, identifying solutions to problems we never knew we would have.

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  • This RhPAP Board director has lived and worked rurally all her life and she wouldn’t have it any other way

    This RhPAP Board director has lived and worked rurally all her life and she wouldn’t have it any other way

    Elaine Finseth loves animals. To her, there’s nothing better than saddling up her horse Jazz and heading out for an afternoon ride, alongside her husband Keith on his horse Scooter.

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  • Program connects Southern Albertans with addiction and mental health support   

    Program connects Southern Albertans with addiction and mental health support   

    A simple phone call is connecting some Southern Albertans with a central point of contact for anyone requiring addiction and mental health assistance.

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  • Rural communities tackle mental health by coming together  

    Rural communities tackle mental health by coming together  

    For the 38 per cent of Albertans who live in rural and remote areas accessing important mental health supports can be a challenge.

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  • U of A donates hand sanitizer to remote northern Alberta front-line workers

    U of A donates hand sanitizer to remote northern Alberta front-line workers

    Front-line workers in remote Northern Alberta communities are getting a helping hand from some fellow Albertans.

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  • Why should you consider being a rural doctor?

    Why should you consider being a rural doctor?

    “Try it. You just might like it.” I’m sure you’ve heard that before, perhaps when your parents were trying to convince you to...

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