Established in 2007, this award recognizes a rural Alberta community that has developed innovative and collaborative approaches to successfully attract and retain (a) health professional(s) in its area. Communities can nominate themselves or be nominated by others.
To be eligible, communities must:
- Be prepared to participate in a new or existing health professional appreciation event of which the award presentation would be a part;
- Not have received an RhPAP / Rhapsody Community Award within the last six years;
- Be a community with a population of fewer than 15,000 people and not fall within the Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) boundaries of Calgary or Edmonton (See maps below).
Preference will be given to nominations from remote Alberta communities who are actively engaged with RhPAP.
Exceptions to the CMA boundary location criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you require further information about whether your community is eligible, please contact email@example.com or your local RhPAP Rural Community Consultant.
In the event that the nomination is successful, the community must be prepared to work with RhPAP to plan and host, and the nominee to participate in, an RhPAP-sponsored community celebration event honouring the successful recipient, of which the award presentation would be a part. Ideally, this presentation can be part of an existing health professional appreciation or health-care fundraising event.
Nominations can be saved and returned up until the nomination deadline on February 28.
If you would prefer to submit your nomination in hardcopy form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the award for which you would like to apply for a pdf of the nomination form.