Monday, June 12, 2023

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Networking Tables
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: Unleashing Joy and Abundance in Rural Communities: Pathways to Health Equity

  • Dr. Somava Saha, President and CEO, Well-Being and Equity in the World
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Session #1 (Session Tracks: Social Drivers of Health, Innovations and Sustainability, Workforce, and a Student Track designed for professionals-in-training)

  • 1A: Addressing Healthcare Staffing Changes Through a Regional Consortium
    • Shawn Herhusky, Essentia Health
    • Shayla Drake, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
    • Michelle Hargrave, Wilderness Health
  • 1B: Rural Maternal and Child Determinants of Health
    • Kristen Tharaldson, Minnesota Department of Health
    • Karla Decker Sorby, Minnesota Department of Health
    • Jill Schuchard, Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe
  • 1C: KEY to Community Collaboration
    • Sadie Broekemeier, Recovering Hope Treatment Center
    • Patti Miller, Kanabec County Public Health
    • Kristie Bryant, Welia Health
  • 1D: Critical Access Hospitals Navigate to Population Health
    • Debra Laine, National Rural Health Resource Center
    • Jodi Martin, Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital
    • Jessica Schmit, Windom Area Health
  • 1E: Student Loan Repayment Opportunities
    • Elizabeth Fenske, Minnesota Department of Health
    • Brenda Flattum, Minnesota Department of Health
    • Maria Rogness, Minnesota Department of Health (Facilitator)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Plenary Panel: Rural Health Workforce Shortages in a Post-Pandemic World: Strategies to Improve a Long-Term Problem

  • Dr. Teri Fritsma, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Dr. Andrew Olson, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Dr. Carrie Henning-Smith, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Missy Lindow, Lakewood Health System
  • Nitika Moibi, Minnesota Department of Health (Facilitator)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Session #2 (Session Tracks: Social Drivers of Health, Innovations and Sustainability, Workforce, and a Student Track designed for professionals-in-training)

  • 2A: Recruit, Retain, Sustain: Strategies to Maintain the Behavioral Health Workforce
    • Thad Shunkwiler, Center for Rural Behavioral Health, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • 2B: Resetting, Reigniting, and Refreshing the Leech Lake Reservation Community Health Assessment
    • Carrie Howard, Stratis Health
    • Eleanor Morin, Cass Lake Indian Health Service Hospital
  • 2C: Improving Access and Outcomes with Community Paramedics
    • Aimee Zeinert, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service
    • Andrew Torres, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service
    • Dr. Rozalina McCoy, Mayo Clinic
  • 2D: Impact Through Innovation: Creating Equity in Access to Dental Care
    • Prasida Khanal, Minnesota Department of Health
    • Dr. Mike John, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
    • Dr. Lyubov Slashcheva, Apple Tree Dental
    • Nicole Ferrian, Apple Tree Dental
    • Monisha Washington Richard, Park Nicollett Health Services
  • 2E: Practicalities of Practice — Resiliency
    • Amanda Peterson, United Hospital
    • Kim McCoy, Stratis Health (Facilitator)
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Break in Exhibit Hall

  • Rural Emergency Hospital Roundtable Session (Joe Schindler, Minnesota Hospital Association)
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Minnesota Rural Health Association Policy Forum

  • Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota
  • Kelly Asche, Center for Rural Policy and Development
  • Mary Krinkie, Minnesota Hospital Association
  • Buck McAlpin, Minnesota Ambulance Association
  • Marti Paulson, Minnesota Alliance of Rural Addiction Treatment Programs
  • Toby Pearson, Care Providers of Minnesota
  • Mark Jones, Minnesota Rural Health Association (Facilitator)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Networking Reception and Student Snapshots

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Registration, Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Minnesota Rural Health Association Annual Board Meeting
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.Welcome
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: Renew. Strengthen. Advance.

  • Dr. Brooke Cunningham, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.Minnesota Rural Health Awards
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Session #3 (Session Tracks: Social Drivers of Health, Innovations and Sustainability, Workforce, and a Student Track designed for professionals-in-training)

  • 3A: CHWs: A Homegrown Health Equity Workforce
    • Anne Ganey, Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance
    • Angela Fields, Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance
    • Connie Norman, Prime West
  • 3B: Addressing Social Drivers Through Community Health Improvement
    • Dr. Dani Protivinsky, CentraCare
    • Melissa Pribyl, CentraCare
    • Hani Jacobson, CentraCare
    • Angel Hight, CentraCare
  • 3C: Project REACH: Rural Experts Advancing Community Health
    • Katie Rydberg, University of Minnesota Rural Health Program
    • Jodi Tervo Roberts, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic 
    • Ann Bussey, Thriving in Longevity
  • 3D: Stop Dropping the Ball: Improving Diagnosis Across Transitions of Care
    • Missy Lindow, Lakewood Health Systems
    • Dr. Andrew Olson, University of Minnesota Medical School
    • Lisa Juliar, Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety
  • 3E: Rural Practitioner Panel: What to Keep in Mind as You Enter the Workforce
    • Kirsten Kortesma, Fon du Lac Reservation
    • Pam Lehmann, Medi-sota
    • Rick Breuer, Community Memorial Hospital
    • Sally T. Buck, National Rural Health Resource Center (Facilitator)
11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Plenary Panel: Cultivating Insight and Overcoming Barriers in Rural Behavioral Health

  • Monica McConkey, Eyes on the Horizon Consulting, LLC
  • Meg Moynihan, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
12:20 - 12:30 p.m.Closing and Prize Drawing
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.On-site OB Simulator Demonstration for Students (Provided by Community Memorial Hospital)