Minnesota Rural Health Conference

Join us for the 2017 Conference!

June 19-20, 2017
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
Duluth, Minnesota

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2016 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.

2016 Conference Presentations

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

2016 CEU & CME

AAFP: This activity is acceptable for up to 8.5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACHE: National Rural Health Resource Center is authorized to award 9.25 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credits for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Nursing Home Administrators: This activity is acceptable for up to 8.25 credits by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

Pharmacy: This activity is acceptable for up to 9.25 credits by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy.

Nursing: This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 9.25 contact hours. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Conference Presentations

Contact Us

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