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.
2020 National Rural Health Day
This year, National Rural Health Day is Thursday, November 19, 2020.
COVID–19 Health Care Response Grants
In March, the Minnesota Legislature approved $200 million for health care grants to support costs related to planning for, preparing for, or responding to the COVID–19 outbreak.
- The $150 million COVID-19 Health Care Response Grant application portal is now closed. Visit the COVID–19 Health Care Response Grant webpage for a list of organizations that received funding through this program.
- The $50 million COVID–19 Response Grant for Short Term Emergency Funding was available on an emergency basis to provide cash flow relief to health care organizations to cover their priority needs. This grant is now closed. View the COVID–19 Short Term Emergency Funding webpage for a list of organizations that received funding through this program. MDH Press Release, April 8.
Up–to–date COVID–19 guidance for all Minnesotans can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19)