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  • 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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  • Nominations for the 2022 Rhapsody Awards are now open

    Nominations for the 2022 Rhapsody Awards are now open

    Have health professionals made a big difference in your rural Alberta community? Has your rural community successfully excelled at attracting and retaining...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It’s Alberta Rural Health Week

    It’s Alberta Rural Health Week

    It’s Alberta Rural Health Week!  Provide your local health-care heroes a healthy dose of recognition  Today, we kick off Alberta Rural Health Week with five...

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  • High River doctor finds working with patients rewarding

    High River doctor finds working with patients rewarding

    Rural life, work ideal for High River doctor When Dr. Nicole Roper was a teen, her grandfather had a heart attack. Her...

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

    May 25 to 29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    Your opportunity to provide rural Alberta’s health-care heroes with a healthy dose of recognition In recognition of the importance of Alberta’s rural...

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