Every spring, RPAP celebrates celebrates the contributions of health workers to quality of life in rural Alberta during Alberta Rural Health Week.
Alberta Rural Health Week is an opportunity to focus attention and raise awareness about both the challenges and success stories related to rural health.
Like many other professionals, rural physicians are powerful assets in their local communities. Not only do their health care skills and practices enhance the quality of rural life, but rural physicians also contribute to rural life on a more personal level. They have special relationships with their patients and staff because they live and work alongside them as family, friends, neighbours and community volunteers.
We encourage communities to show appreciation for the contributions of rural physicians and preceptors (teaching physicians) through simple means such as:
For more ideas on how to honour your healthcare heroes, click here.