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.
Governor Walz declares
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Rural Health Day!
Plug into the power of rural!
Each year the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and its partners set aside the third Thursday of November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD)—this year it's Thursday, November 21. NRHD is an opportunity to: “Celebrate the Power of Rural", highlight the unique health care challenges that rural citizens face, and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers and their communities to address those challenges.
New for National Rural Health Day 2019
In recognition of National Rural Health Day, the Minnesota Department of Health's Health Policy Division compiled a chartbook which provides an overview of rural health care in Minnesota. This chartbook looks at the structure of the health care system in rural Minnesota, the health care workforce, changes in the availability of health care services, how people in rural Minnesota experience and use health care services, and the financing of health care.
Celebrate the Power of Rural throughout the coming year!
- 2019 ideas to celebrate National Rural Health Day in your communities.
- Host a "Walk with Doc" event in your community.
- 2019 NRHD 11"x17" poster with space for your own logo
- :30 Second Public Service Announcement
- Shared Press Release
- 2019 NRHD logo (JPG)
- 2019 NRHD logo (PNG)
2020 Minnesota Rural Health Conference
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