Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care promotes access to quality health care for all Minnesotans.

We work as partners with policymakers, providers, and rural and underserved urban communities to ensure a continuum of core health services throughout the state.

2016 Minnesota Rural Health Conference

Annual Minnesota Rural Health Conference graphic

Once again, the MDH Office of Rural Health and Primary Care along with the Minnesota Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Resource Center are proud to host the annual Minnesota Rural Health Conference in Duluth on June 20-21. This year's theme is "Cultivating Resilient Communities."

Rural Health Awards - due May 9!

Please consider nominating your favorite rural health heroes for the Rural Health Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rural Health Hero Award or Rural Health Team Award. Fill out this Rural Health Award Nomination Form (PDF) and email it to by May 9. Call 651-201-3863 if you have any questions.


Updated Friday, April 15, 2016 at 05:51PM