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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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  • Taber doctor’s specialty turned out to be rural medicine

    Taber doctor’s specialty turned out to be rural medicine

    Doctors have become heroes in the COVID-19 pandemic and now it’s time to pay tribute during National Physicians’ Day on May 1....

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  • Rural VIP No. 18: Community Health Needs and Relating  to Government

    Rural VIP No. 18: Community Health Needs and Relating to Government

    For April’s survey, we asked Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) members about their experiences relating their health-care needs to government.  Governments are elected by, and accountable to, their constituents. As...

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  • Virtual workshops can help you feel better

    Virtual workshops can help you feel better

    Alberta Primary Care Networks offer support for those suffering at home This year has been a doozy, and no matter where we...

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  • This Peace River paramedic would prefer not to take you to the hospital

    This Peace River paramedic would prefer not to take you to the hospital

    The exciting thing about being a rural community paramedic is that you never know what the day may bring. One thing is...

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  • Lac La Biche medical student opts to help vulnerable in own backyard 

    Lac La Biche medical student opts to help vulnerable in own backyard 

    As a junior high school student in Lac La Biche, Kelly Anderson had big plans to travel the globe to provide medical care to...

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  • Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) for Rural Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

    Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) for Rural Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

    The Rural Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) is pleased to announce a funded education opportunity for physiotherapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) working...

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  • Rural docs: What are your thoughts on the climate of mental health support and needs in Alberta communities?

    Rural docs: What are your thoughts on the climate of mental health support and needs in Alberta communities?

    Rural Alberta physicians are invited to participate in a University of Alberta research study about psychiatry support for rural and urban family...

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  • Unexpected journey leads Ponoka graduate to return home for nursing career

    Unexpected journey leads Ponoka graduate to return home for nursing career

    Job during gap year ignites a passion for health care Never say never has a new meaning for MacKenzy Hatala. When the...

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  • A day in the life of a rural general surgeon

    A day in the life of a rural general surgeon

    Dr. Kevin Whitlock, arrived in the operating room just before 8 a.m. A rural general surgeon at the Rocky Mountain House Health...

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  • Rural health professionals invited to shape their future education options

    Rural health professionals invited to shape their future education options

    For Dr. Jane Fowke and her husband, Dr. Ian Macdonald, virtual continuing professional development is nothing new. The couple have been attending...

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  • $6M for medical students to work in rural Alberta

    $6M for medical students to work in rural Alberta

    More physicians will be working in rural Alberta thanks to a $6-million investment that will increase Albertans’ access to the care they...

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  • Rural cancer patients can EXCEL at living well

    Rural cancer patients can EXCEL at living well

    EXCEL is EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well, and is an exercise study (ETHICS ID: HREBA.CC-20-0098). EXCEL provides an exercise program...

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