Rural Health Professions Action Plan

    Register now for the 2018 RhPAP Community Conference

    Representatives of rural Alberta health professions attraction and retention committees, and interested community members, are invited to attend the two-day event. This year’s conference theme is ‘Stepping it up’, and will feature presentations, seminars, a community focused workshop, and gala honouring this year’s RhPAP Award recipients. Delegates can register now and receive a special “Early Bird” rate.

    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. 

    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. 

    Why This Advanced Care Paramedic Loves Working In Alberta's Far North

    Advanced Care Paramedic Vincent Daze used to work as part of an ambulance crew in Edmonton. Looking for a change, and an opportunity to work to full scope, he took a position in Fort Chipewyan. And loves it!

    Feels Like Home: The RhPAP Milk River Medical Skills Experience

    Milk River opened the eyes and minds of future health professionals to a world of future work force opportunities..

    Fort McMurray is ‘opportunity never ending’ for medical professionals

    RhPAP Skills Weekend highlights careers, lifestyle options for healthcare students in Wood Buffalo...

    Milk River Skills Weekend triggers interest in rural health careers

    Milk River hosts its very first Skills Day Event. 49 healthcare students from Calgary learn about suturing, IV starts, intubation, spinal immobilization, physiotherapy and wound care. As well, they get an introduction to both rural practice and the rural lifestyle....

    Rural Alberta clinics receive prestigious award

    Moose & Squirrel Medical Clinic of Sundre and Sylvan Family Health Centre in Sylvan Lake have been honoured as recipients of the Alberta College of Family Physician's Outstanding Family Practice Award for Alberta in 2017.

    The 3 Keys to Successful Physician Attraction and Retention in Bonnyville

    Dr. Hendrik van der Watt shares the top three reasons that they have been so successful at attracting and retaining physicians in Bonnyville

    A huge turnout for first-ever high school Skills Event in Fort Chipewyan

    RhPAP and CAREERS: The Next Generation teamed up and journeyed to Alberta's far northeast to host a skills day event for students of Athabasca Delta Community School. It was fun for the students to experience hands-on learning about health professions. And it was fun for us to learn more about Alberta's oldest settlement and meet some of the friendly people there.

    Why I Love Being Part of the Rural Healthcare Team in Grande Cache

    From the centre of Grande Cache, you can see 21 mountain peaks.  If you love living right in the mountains, this may be the place for you.

    Dr. John Gillett on life and practice in Grande Cache

    RhPAP Executive Director, Bernard Anderson travels to Grande Cache to visit with RhPAP Director, Dr. John Gillett. John shows Bernard what the area has to offer and takes him for a ride in his 1915 Ford Model T.

    Rural Alberta is the “perfect fit” for Blairmore’s Dr. Bert Reitsma

    Dr. Bert Reitsma has come a long way to become one of rural Alberta’s strongest advocates

    Bruderheim working to bring essential medical services to residents

    For the last two years, the Bruderheim Town Council has been tireless in its efforts to better the lives of local residents. Its most recent initiatives opened the doors to a new pharmacy in town, which has an attached clinic as a potential space for a new physician.

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