Rural Health Professions Action Plan

    Rhapsody Awards: Celebrating rural health excellence in Alberta

    This year, we are reintroducing our awards as the RhPAP “Rhapsody Awards”: a play on our name, a recognition of our renewed and expanded mandate, and a celebration of those individuals, teams, and communities that have made significant civic and health-care contributions in rural and remote Alberta communities.

    RhPAP adds three new rural health care perspectives to its Board of Directors

    Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) is pleased to welcome three new members representing rural Alberta, registered nurses, and quality health care organizations, to the RhPAP Board of Directors.

    Sylvan Family Health Centre receives prestigious award

    The Sylvan Family Health Centre has received the Patient’s Medical Home Outstanding Family Practice Award from the Alberta College of Family Physicians. This prestigious award recognizes excellence and leadership in patient and community care while also exhibiting the principles of the Patient’s Medical Home...

    Camrose physician who shapes “Young Medical Minds” recognized for medical leadership, community contributions

    Dr. Chris Nichol, who has served Camrose and area for almost two decades, is the recipient of the 2017 Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) Rural Physician Award of Distinction. 

    Sylvan Lake Pharmacist Is Part of A New Trend at Health Clinics

    Linda Zouboules is a clinical pharmacist at the Sylvan Family Health Centre....

    City and County collaboration works wonders for Brooks, County of Newell

    A joint effort by two southeastern Alberta communities to maintain an accessible health workforce close to home is being honoured. Joint Services Committee, representing both the City of Brooks and the County of Newell, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 RhPAP Alberta Rural Community Physician Attraction and Retention Award. 

    Dr. Tom Phillips of Spirit River honoured by CPSA

    Dr. Tom Phillips has served the Spirit River community for nearly 50 years. On August 12, 2017 he was surprised with an award from the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons. In this video, we ask community members what Dr. Phillips has meant to Spirit River....

    Training with the entire health care team

    Why is it important to involve the entire health care team in training events? Dr. Gavin Parker explains...

    ‘I didn't feel that I am alone’ - Swan Hills uses its greatest asset to attract healthcare professionals

    Nestled within Alberta’s boreal forest, near the geographical centre of the province, Swan Hills is a community steeped in history, industry, and recreation. A former oilfield base camp, the town has grown to a community full of opportunities both professional and personal....

    We want to hear from you!

    Over a year ago the Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) asked you, our rural partners, how we could improve as an organization dedicated to serving rural physicians and medical residents and students. Your comments drove our transition from RPAP to the Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP). For details on our transition please follow this link to our strategic plan.
    As our new fiscal year is just around the corner, there is no need to wait for our next survey to share with our team what it is you think we can do better to serve rural Alberta.
    Here are a number of ways you can connect with us:
    Click to send an email
    Contact our Leadership Team
    # Send a message to @AlbertaRhPAP on Social Media
    If there is currently something you feel is not working, please let us know what that is, and how you feel we could improve. If you have any ideas that RhPAP can build upon within the context of our mandate, please share.
    Your opinion really does matter.
    Bernard C Anderson
    Executive Director

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    The RhPAP Blog tells the story of our efforts--past, present and future--to help build healthy and sustainable rural Alberta communities.



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