New this year | Interactive and engaging workshops on data, collaboration, and workforce.

Each workshop will provide a two-hour training opportunity. See dates and times below.

Workshop participation is included with your conference registration, there is no additional charge. Space is limited at 40 per workshop and will be assigned by lottery. You will be given an opportunity to enter the lottery when you register to attend the conference (registration opens on April 1). A confirmation email will be sent out on June 10 if you have been selected.

Data Workshop

This two-part series will strengthen the ability to use data analytics to tell a story and measure success. Participants must bring a computer (Mac or PC), have Microsoft Excel, and Tableau Public installed. A dataset will be emailed in advance of the workshop for downloading onto your computer.

Part One: Rural Health Data Analytics

Part one will focus on the various components of analyzing data and developing stories through data visualizations. More details >

Part Two: Using Data Visualizations for Creating Impactful Stories

Part two will focus on application - that is, we will analyze data. More details >

Monday ScheduleTuesday Schedule
(Repeat of Monday)

Part One
10:45-11:45 a.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom M/N

Part Two
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom M/N

Part One
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom M/N

Part Two
11:15-12:15 p.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom M/N

Inspiring Community Partnerships to Transform Population Health Needs

This workshop is organized to be collective, interactive, experiential, educational as well as inspirational. The goal is to provide resources and tools to inspire community partnership that address a specific population health need. Portions of this workshop have been developed and used with 13 different Minnesota Critical Access Hospitals to coordinate behavioral health services organizationally and operationally through the Integrated Behavioral Health Project. This workshop will help participants: identify a specific population health need within their community and key community partners; form communication strategies; and review best practices for encouraging community partner buy-in.

Part One

Part one will focus on identifying potential partners and foster thinking “outside the box” to identify non-traditional partners. More details >

Part Two

Participants will use tools to create a plan for collaboration based on their individual potential projects. More details >

Monday ScheduleTuesday Schedule
(Repeat of Monday)

Part One
10:45-11:45 a.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom O

Part Two
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom O

Part One
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom O

Part Two
11:15-12:15 p.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom O

Bringing Oral Health Care to Your Community Through Dental Hygienists

Oral health is closely connected to overall well-being, and poor oral health is linked to other chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Unfortunately, many rural residents struggle to receive dental care. In addition, many people don’t even realize oral health care is important. Dental hygienists are in a unique position to increase access to care in these areas. This workshop will explore integrating medical and dental care through a public health lens and other ways to increase access to oral health care in community settings. Utilizing collaborative practice agreements, dental hygienists can provide education and preventive dental care in non-dental settings like medical clinics, schools, or community programs.

Part One: Bringing Oral Health Care to Your Community Through Dental Hygienists

Part one will describe this model of care. More details >

Part Two: How to Apply This Model of Care

Part two will outline key steps to hiring dental hygienists who can increase access to oral health care in non-traditional settings. More details >

Monday Schedule

Part One
10:45-11:45 a.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom L

Part Two
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom L

Healthy Team to Keep Thy Team

Research indicates that organizations that focus on resiliency as a key indicator of success have physically and emotionally healthier teams, foster innovation in practice, have greater retention, and become a highly sought out employer for the next generation of team members. Join us to learn how you can identify, apply, and measure the impact of integrating resiliency for yourself and your team.

Part One

Participants will have focused, productive conversations in small groups that identify early warning signs of a distressed individual or team. More details >

Part Two

Participants will develop a plan on how to integrate resiliency into their practice and how to best support their team’s health and resiliency. More details >

Tuesday Schedule

Part One
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom L

Part Two
11:15-12:15 p.m.
Lake Superior Ballroom L