Rural Health Conference agenda

2007 Rural Health Conference Agenda

The conference was at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)


MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2007
Invitation-only Critical Access Hospital Conference, contact Judy Bergh
11 a.m. Registration
12 p.m. Luncheon
1 p.m. Welcome
1:10 p.m. Keynote - Minnesota's Health Care System: Transform, Reform or Status Quo? Douglas Wood, M.D., Mayo Health System Rochester
2 p.m. Recap of the 2007 Legislative Session and a Look to 2008
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. What Every Legislator Needs to Know About Rural Health Care
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Reception in Harbor Side Ballroom overlooking Lake Superior
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2007

7:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m.

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:15 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

Tuesday's Opening Keynote
Keith Mueller, Rural Policy Research Institute
What path to the future will we follow for rural health?

9:30 a.m.

Break in the Exhibit Hall

10-10:50 a.m.
Breakouts: Session 1

Preparing EMS for Pay for Performance: Results of the EMS Outcome Measures Multi-State Pilot

Collaborative Strategies in Chronic Disease Management
and Prevention in a Rural Community Setting
The Minnesota Telehealth Network: "You are invited!"
Area Health Education Center's Community-Based Strategies Developing a Strong Health Care Workforce
Increasing Access to Quality HIV/AIDS Care in Rural Minnesota

11-11:50 p.m.
Breakouts: Session 2


Sexual Violence as a Health Issue: Collaborating for Quality Improvement and Community-Based Care
Quality Measurement, Quality Improvement and Pay for Performance in Rural Hospitals
Culture Matters: A Cultural Competency Initiative
Promoting Dental Careers in Rural Minnesota
Creating Healthy and Vital Communities for the Rural Aging Population
12-1 p.m. Awards luncheon in Harbor Side Ballroom

1:10 p.m.-2 p.m.
Breakouts: Session 3


End of Life Issues: Chronic Care and Terminal Care in Rural Communities
Achieving Oral Health for Minnesota's Head Start Children: A Community Collaborative Practice Model
Minnesota Community Health Workers: Important Partners in Health Care
Rural Pharmacy Residencies: Advancing patient care and preparing pharmacists for rural pharmacy practice
Mobile Mental Health Support for Rural Older Adults
2:10 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Closing Keynote - Roger MacDonald, M.D. and author
2:45 p.m.-3 p.m. Closing Notes and Giveaways

Click here for the Registration Brochure (PDF: 1000KB/16pg).

This year’s format differs from previous years:

  • Monday, June 18 features the Rural Health Policy Forum and the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conference.
  • An evening reception brings both groups together along with those only attending the Tuesday sessions.
  • Tuesday, June 19 the Conference keynotes and breakout sessions take an in-depth look at how rural communities are maintaining and improving the quality and availability of health care services.
  • A $125* fee includes the Rural Health Policy Forum on Monday, the evening reception and the Rural Health Conference on Tuesday. (*those traveling over 250 miles one way and all speakers pay a reduced fee of $100; students pay $30).
  • This two-day event is designed for rural health care administrators and staff, policy analysts, rural health professionals, educators,state legislators, community leaders, state rural health advisory committee members, health plan representatives, students, state and local public health staff and other partners in rural communities. The Rural Health Policy Forum discusses and debates topics covered in the Rural Minnesota Journal published in March 2007. The CAH Conference includes hospital administrators and hospital representatives from the 79 Critical Access Hospitals in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Rural Health Conference is cosponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, the Minnesota Rural Health Association and the Rural Health Resource Center - Minnesota Center for Rural Health, along with the assistance of many other organizations concerned with rural health issues.

Updated Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at 10:28AM