RhPAP offers a variety of resources to help community members start and maintain rural community practitioner attraction and retention committees.
Toolkits focused on:
how to start and maintain a committee;
how to manage committee meetings;
healthcare provider appreciation and recognition; and
how to run a ‘site visit’ for prospective practitioners
Educational Sessions and Workshops:
RhPAP Community Physician Recruitment Consultants conduct education sessions and workshops to help community residents understand and gain awareness of challenges for both the new healthcare provider and the community. One such workshop is:
Cultural Integration workshop – become an Ambassador in your community to promote the integration of physicians and families within your community – explore the experiences and perspectives of other cultures, increase your understanding of the cultural challenges that internationally educated physicians and their families face when they arrive in Alberta, and learn ways to support settlement into their new communities.
The RPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction was created in 2002 to recognize the contributions of all rural physicians, especially those ‘unsung heroes’ who provide Alberta rural communities with outstanding medical services and who also make huge contributions to medical practice and their communities.
Funding is available to active attraction and retention committees for development of a formal Community Practitioner Attraction and Recruitment Plan;
Development and production of marketing materials;
Committee administrative supports; and support for an attraction or retention event.