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Rural Alberta health care

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

    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...

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  • Focusing on the health-care needs of northern children

    Focusing on the health-care needs of northern children

    Megan Stock found a gap in access to children’s health services within Indigenous and northern communities while doing contract work for six years as a...

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  • St. Paul kicks off 2022 with new doctors and more to come

    St. Paul kicks off 2022 with new doctors and more to come

    Maureen Miller can’t believe her community’s good fortune. St. Paul’s mayor is excited about the fact that seven new physicians have recently settled...

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  • Community connections find welcoming home for student nurse

    Community connections find welcoming home for student nurse

    For nursing students, rural placements are exciting educational opportunities. However, for those with no local connections, it can be stressful to find short-term accommodation while training in rural communities. Stressed was...

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  • Lethbridge family opens doors and hearts to rural medical learners

    Lethbridge family opens doors and hearts to rural medical learners

    It’s been an amazing journey for one Lethbridge family after they opened their home to RhPAP medical learners more than a decade...

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  • Rural VIP No. 22: Changing Demographics in Rural Communities

    Rural VIP No. 22: Changing Demographics in Rural Communities

    Demographic statistics show that seniors (those 65 or older) are the fastest growing population in rural Alberta; however, not all rural communities are...

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  • Health services return to rural Alberta town after three decades

    Health services return to rural Alberta town after three decades

    Two new families have rolled up their sleeves to ensure a northwestern Alberta community once again has health-care access close to home. After at least 30 years without local health-care...

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  • Alberta veterans hung up their boots to serve in rural health care

    Alberta veterans hung up their boots to serve in rural health care

    Remembrance Day continues to stir memories for retired Canadian Armed Forces members Linda Parrish and Mark Simons. The veterans, who now work...

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  • Wainwright offers degree for locals interested in becoming RNs

    Wainwright offers degree for locals interested in becoming RNs

    The recruitment and retention of nurses has been a challenge in rural Alberta for years. In response to that challenge, a “grow...

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  • Rural VIP No. 21: Virtual Health Care

    Rural VIP No. 21: Virtual Health Care

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta Health changed the physician fee schedule to allow physicians to provide virtual health care to...

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  • Rural VIP No. 20: Role of Rural Municipalities in Health Care 

    Rural VIP No. 20: Role of Rural Municipalities in Health Care 

    Rural VIP No. 20: Role of Rural Municipalities in Health Care With the upcoming municipal elections quickly approaching on October 18, 2021...

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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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