Minnesota Rural Health Conference

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Conference registration for participants, exhibit booths, and sponsorship opportunities will open April 3, 2017. A conference brochure with speakers and sessions will also be available April 3. Please subscribe for our email updates to receive announcements. 

Exhibit Booth Prices: $395 non-profit, $525 for-profit

Sponsor Opportunities will be available to view for your planning needs soon. 

Early Bird Participant Rates through 5/19:

  • $190 full conference registration
  • $135 full conference speaker registration 
  • $135 Travel Discount: full conference registration for those who travel more than 250 miles one-way to Duluth
  • $110 one-day registration
  • $50 full conference registration for students

2017 Learning Objectives

The conference will provide the opportunity to:

  • Discover the approaches to improve and integrate mental health access in rural communities;
  • Provide timely information on making value real for rural;
  • Learn about supporting rural populations with best practices from around the state;
  • Share community-based solutions to address health disparities and inequities; and
  • Develop and access a network of colleagues, students and partners to support the rural workforce.

Target Audience

This year, over 600 people attended the conference, including:

  • Rural hospital, long-term care, behavioral health, rural health clinic and community health center administrators, leaders, staff and volunteers
  • Rural health professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, behavioral health providers, allied health professionals and educators
  • Rural Health Advisory Committee (RHAC) members
  • Rural Hospital Flexibility Committee (FLEX) members
  • Elected and appointed officials including county commissioners and state legislators
  • Federal, state and local government and tribal health, public health and human service staff
  • Policy analysts and researchers interested in rural health issues
  • Health plan representatives
  • Community leaders and activists
  • Rural health care consumers
  • Health professions students
  • Economic development organizations
  • Extension services
  • Schools and educators
  • Other community partners in rural health
  • Community members welcome

Contact Us

Please contact ruralhealthconference@ruralcenter.org or call (218) 216-7039 if you have questions about the conference.