Established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta as the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan, a renewed Rural Health Professions Action Plan, or RhPAP, is evolving to meet the changing needs of a multidisciplinary approach.
Since its inception, RPAP has implemented an integrated and comprehensive series of initiatives to enhance the education, attraction, recruitment and retention of physicians for rural practice.
A renewed RhPAP will offer enhanced support to rural Alberta communities, supporting their efforts to attract, retain, and educate a broad range of health care professions. We will continue to recognize rural healthcare heroes. And we will be a strong voice for rural health issues in Alberta.
Video shot on location in Bergen and Sundre, Alberta.
Credits: Dr. Carla Foolen, Dr. Eugene Landsbergen and Kiki Landsbergen; Tammy Surbey, NP; Linda Green, RN; Jody Simpson , MOA; Dr. Vesta Michelle Warren and Dr. Rob Warren; Leah Hayes, LPN; G.P. Singh, LPN; Nicole Pattullo, NP; Gerry Greschner; Donna Hopton, RN; Greg Stopanski, Exercise Specialist; Heidi Overguard; Diane Sheridan, MOA.
Thanks to the following for their support and cooperation: Gerald Ingeveld and the Sundre Hospital Futures Committee Sundre Health Practitioner Attraction and Retention Committee Sam Smalldon and Mountain View Seniors Housing Larry Gratton and Alberta Health Services The staff and patients of Sundre Hospital and Care Centre The staff and patients of Greenwood Family Medical Clinic, Sundre The staff and patients of Moose and Squirrel Medical Clinic, Sundre The staff and residents of the Sundre Seniors Supportive Living Facility Sundre Health Care Team Prairie to Peaks Primary Care Network.
Our continued thanks to Alberta Health for their financial support of RhPAP.