2021 Virtual Conference

The Minnesota Rural Health Conference is one of the nation's largest state rural health conferences. The conference is hosted by the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health & Primary Care; Minnesota Rural Health Association; and the National Rural Health Resource Center.

The 2021 conference will consist of a keynote address from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, six highly interactive workshops, and a policy panel. 

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Tuesday, June 22 | 9:00am - 12:30pm CT
Wednesday, June 23 | 9:00am - 1:00pm CT


  • Learn how to strengthen policies for better health equity outcomes
  • Discover how to enhance telehealth services 
  • Prepare for rural practice:  resiliency, recruitment, retention
  • Practice reframing rural health and healthy aging issues to build support and affect change
  • Acquire leadership tools for building resilience 
  • Explore workforce resources to meet current and future needs


  • Reviewing organizational policy with health equity tool
  • Using reframing skills to communicate rural health and aging issues
  • Resiliency and Mental Health for leaders and practitioners
  • Telehealth and Outreach
  • Student and Workforce track: stress/resiliency tools and student finance support/relief
  • Policy Panel

Continuing Education Credits

Applications have been made at 6.5 credits for health care executives, nursing home administrators, physicians, and social workers if participating in main events and two workshops.

By attending the MNRHC hosted by the National Rural Health Resource Center, MDH ORHPC, and MRHA, participants may earn up to 6.5 ACHE Qualified Education hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

Registration is Open!

The conference offers a track tailored to a general audience and a new track including content tailored for students. Use the register links below to begin the registration process.

TrackMain Event Content (Included)Workshops (Optional)Register

General Track

Commissioner Malcolm Keynote
Tuesday, June 22

Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA) Policy Forum
Wednesday, June 23

General track participants may add one workshop each day. Each workshop adds a $25.00 fee.

Reviewing Organizational Policies for Better Health Equity Outcomes
Tuesday, June 22

Framing for Social Change
Tuesday, June 22

Leading with Resilience
Wednesday, June 23

Moving Telehealth from "Rapid" Implementation to Optimization
Wednesday, June 23

(General Track)

Student Track

Commissioner Malcolm Keynote
Tuesday, June 22

Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA) Policy Forum
Wednesday, June 23

Student track participants may attend both of the following workshops without an additional fee.

Healthy Embodied Agile Leadership (HEAL)
Tuesday, June 22

What You Need to Know as You Enter the Workforce
Wednesday, June 23

(Student Track)

(Full-time students only)
2021 Sponsors
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Archived Presentations

Visit the keynotessessions, or workshops pages to find presentations from 2019.

Visit the archived sessions page to see presentations from 2018.