Update as of April 13, 2020:

Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of the participants at the Minnesota Rural Health Conference is always our first priority and, due to the uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling the 2020 conference scheduled for June 15-16. The theme for this year was aptly chosen, "Charting the Course for Change," and that is what we must do. 

While we and our partners look forward to this event every year, social distancing must be our primary professional responsibility. We want to thank and honor our many participants from across all health professions and organizations who are working so diligently and heroically within their communities to deal with COVID-19. We also want to thank our many partners who already invested financial support towards this year's conference; we appreciate your partnership. 

Finally, we hope we can all come together once again in 2021 to renew our relationships and to recharge our constant pursuit of a sustainable and thriving rural health system. #PowerofRural

If you have further questions, please contact minnesotaruralhealthconference@ruralcenter.org.


With over 500 rural health stakeholders participating annually, 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.

This year's conference theme is Charting the Course for Change, with a focus on sharing innovative strategies, outcomes, and resources that will accelerate the transformation to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system.

Conference Objectives

  • Discover successful community partnerships
  • Build awareness of health equity strategies
  • Learn effective approaches for integrating and enhancing behavioral and mental health services
  • Explore workforce tactics to meet current and future needs
  • Increase readiness to engage in value-based care and payment
  • Foster conversations and relationships with rural health providers, students, educators, vendors, and policymakers

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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.