Registration is Open!

We welcome everyone interested in rural health to join us for the 2018 Minnesota Rural Health Conference!

June 25-26, 2018
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (Map)
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

Conference registration for participants, exhibit booths, and sponsorship opportunities is open! Early bird rates are available until May 4, 2018. Choose a link below to register for the conference:

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Conference Objectives

During this conference participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore approaches and models that improve and sustain rural health and address health equity
  • Highlight best practices for quality improvement and financial sustainability
  • Discover innovative community-based solutions for behavioral health access
  • Network to gain knowledge of current and upcoming workforce shortages and initiatives

Target Audience

  • Rural hospitals, long-term care, behavioral health, rural health clinics 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 members
  • Rural Hospital Flexibility Committee members
  • Rural network directors
  • 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, accountable care organization 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

The conference committee applies for CEU and CME credits for health care executives, nurses, nursing home administrators, pharmacists, physicians and socials workers each year.


Reasonable accommodations are available (accessibility, dietary needs or sign language). Contact or (218) 216-7041.

Archived Presentations

2017 Presentations
2016 Presentations
2015 Presentations
2014 Presentations
2013 Presentations
2012 Presentations

2017 Conference Materials

Conference Program (PDF - 16 pages)
Conference Participants by Last Name (PDF -20 pages)
Conference Participants by Organization (PDF - 20 pages)