ORHPC National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day is Thursday, November 19

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PDF of the State of Minnesota Rural Health Day Proclamation

State of Minnesota Proclamation

  • WHEREAS, Minnesota is known for its tight-knit rural communities, where people know each other and work together; and

  • WHEREAS, rural hospitals and health systems are often the largest employers in rural communities and regions; and

  • WHEREAS, meeting the unique health care needs of Minnesota’s rural citizens requires creativity and resourcefulness that reaches beyond geographic boundaries or demographic challenges; and

  • WHEREAS, greater Minnesota’s health professionals, hospitals and clinics are dedicated to delivering high-quality and innovative care to underserved Minnesotans; and

  • WHEREAS, on Thursday, November 19, 2015, National Rural Health Day will be celebrated throughout the United States.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARK DAYTON, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 19, 2015, as Rural Health Day in the State of Minnesota.


  • In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol this 17th day of November. Mark Dayton, Governor.
  • Steve Simon, Secretary of State.

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Updated Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 12:31PM