Minnesota Rural Health Conference: Cultivating Resilient Communities

June 20-21, 2016
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
Duluth, Minnesota

The 2016 Minnesota Rural Health Conference, "Cultivating Resilient Communities," invites rural health stakeholders to discover the creative ways in which our communities are meeting the challenges of an ever-changing health care system.

Learning Objectives

The conference will provide the opportunity to:

  • discover the creative ways in which our communities are meeting the challenges of an ever-changing health care system;
  • identify timely and relevant topics related to rural health care;
  • learn about effective, evidence-based programs and best practices around the state;
  • share local and state solutions to challenges, while encouraging informed and visionary leadership for the future; and
  • develop and access a network of colleagues and partners to engage in crucial conversations and share innovations.

Application for 9.25 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs and CMEs) for health care executives, nursing home administrators, pharmacists and family physicians has been filed. Determination of credit is pending.

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The 2016 Exhibit Hall is sold out and the deadline to commit to a sponsorship has passed.

Registration Rates

Early Bird Rates (through May 19, 2016)Regular Rates (May 20 - June 8, 2016)Onsite Rates
$190: Full Conference
$135: Full Conference Speaker Registration
$135: Full Conference with Travel Discount
$110: One Day
$50: Student
$210: Full Conference
$150: Full Conference Speaker Registration
$150: Full Conference with Travel Discount
$120: One Day
$60: Student
$235: Full Conference
$175: Full Conference Speaker Registration
$175: Full Conference with Travel Discount
$145: One Day
$85: Student

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Target Audience

Last 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

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Contact Us

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