Join us for the 2024 Minnesota Rural Health Conference!

The 2024 Minnesota Rural Health Conference will be held on June 17-18, 2024 in Duluth.

Registration for the conference is now open.

We're currently accepting sponsors.

Exhibit booth space is sold out. Organizations can join our waiting list and, if space becomes available, it will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to those on the waiting list.

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We look forward to seeing you in June!

About the Conference

The Minnesota Rural Health Conference — hosted by the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, the Minnesota Rural Health Association, and the National Rural Health Resource Center — annually seeks to support, connect, and inspire rural health professionals and leaders from across the state as they work toward the goal of building healthy communities.

The two-day conference, which has historically attracted more than 500 people from all regions of Minnesota, offers attendees opportunities:

  • To expand their knowledge of all things rural health in Minnesota — including insights on the latest industry trends.
  • To network with professionals and industry representatives from across the state, region, and country — to share ideas, best practices, solutions, and contacts.


Conference attendees generally include a broad range of professionals from across the rural health care landscape:

  • Health care executives
  • Health care providers and other professionals
  • Network directors
  • Policy analysts and other researchers
  • Health plan and accountable care organization representatives
  • Educators
  • Staff from government agencies
  • Health professions students
  • Elected and appointed officials
  • Community members, leaders, and activists

Theme and Objectives

The theme of the 2024 Minnesota Rural Health Conference is: Working Together, Building Our Future.

The conference objectives include:

  • Discover best and promising practices, programs, and policies in rural health that can advance health equity and eliminate health disparities.
  • Explore practical solutions for growing and revitalizing the health care workforce, and nurturing current and future leaders.
  • Examine successful approaches for removing barriers and expanding access to care through unique community partnerships, new care delivery models and the use of technology.
  • Understand practical applications of the latest developments in addressing behavioral and mental health challenges in rural settings.
  • Identify strategies and tools for setting and achieving financial, operational, and quality improvement goals — all while improving value.
  • Foster relationships among rural health leaders throughout the state: providers, state officials, educators, policymakers, and vendors. 

Conference Venue

The Minnesota Rural Health Conference will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), located on the shore of Lake Superior. The DECC is within walking distance to Canal Park, downtown Duluth, and local restaurants and hotels.

Registration Rates

Registration for the conference is now open. Current registration rates can be found on the Register page.

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