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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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  • Doctor’s children follow his lead into health professions

    Doctor’s children follow his lead into health professions

    In honour of Father’s Day on June 20, we pay tribute to all dads especially those who also contribute to the health-care scene across rural Alberta.  One...

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  • RhPAP U Pillar V-Rural Health Workforce

    RhPAP U Pillar V-Rural Health Workforce

    In Alberta, over 10 per cent of the rural workforce is employed in health care and social assistance, and they are making a difference...

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  • Technology could help rural seniors age in place

    Technology could help rural seniors age in place

    A University of Calgary professor wants rural seniors to have an opportunity to remain at home for as long as they can. Joon Lee along...

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  • RhPAP U Pillar  IV-Rural Health Service Delivery

    RhPAP U Pillar IV-Rural Health Service Delivery

    Over the past decade, some innovative health services that offer better access and quality of care for rural communities have begun to...

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  • Collaboration leads to recruitment success in Northern Alberta

    Collaboration leads to recruitment success in Northern Alberta

    For communities in Northern Alberta, attracting health professionals, and retaining them once they are there, can be a challenge. That’s why a new collaboration between...

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  • RhPAP U Pillar III Rural Health Research

    RhPAP U Pillar III Rural Health Research

    In previous articles, we introduced the first two pillars of RhPAP U: Rural Population Health, and Rural Health Policy. Today, we introduce Pillar III – Rural Health Research.  Rural Health Research...

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  • Student nurse feels at home thanks to Lac La Biche community and health providers

    Student nurse feels at home thanks to Lac La Biche community and health providers

    ‘My first shift at the hospital was eye-opening…’  Lac La Biche posting encourages nursing student to pursue rural career By Kirsty Algar...

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  • “Model” Tofield, Ryley, Beaver County West Committee named 2021 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award recipient

    “Model” Tofield, Ryley, Beaver County West Committee named 2021 RhPAP Rhapsody Community Award recipient

    The Community Attraction & Retention Committee for Tofield, Ryley & Beaver County West recognized for its focus on community partnerships and collaboration...

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  • Pilot project brings health-care training to rural teams

    Pilot project brings health-care training to rural teams

    Pilot project brings health-care training to rural teams Some health-care providers in northeastern Alberta have forged ahead with career development during the...

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  • Barrhead’s “brilliant family doc” is the 2021 Rhapsody Physician Award recipient

    Barrhead’s “brilliant family doc” is the 2021 Rhapsody Physician Award recipient

    Dr. Kent Bernes named recipient of the 2021 RhPAP Rhapsody Rural Physician Award Following a review of the outstanding candidates nominated this...

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  • Rural VIP No. 19: Primary Care

    Rural VIP No. 19: Primary Care

    Rural VIP No. 19: Primary care  For May’s survey, we asked the Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) members about their experience with primary care in their...

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  • Health professionals get REAL support from pilot program

    Health professionals get REAL support from pilot program

    Educational support proving popular with rural health providers An RhPAP program aimed to help fund career learning opportunities for rural health professionals rolled out earlier this year with great...

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