Rural Health Advisory Committee - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Rural Health Advisory Committee

The Rural Health Advisory Committee (RHAC) is a statewide forum for rural health interests. Fifteen members compose the Committee representing licensed health care and higher education professionals, legislative officials and consumers. RHAC advises the Commissioner of Health and leaders in other state agencies on rural health issues.

Created during the 1992 Legislative session, RHAC serves as a statewide forum for rural health concerns and features a diverse membership to:

  • Advise the commissioner of health and other state agencies on rural health issues
  • Provide a systematic and cohesive approach toward rural health issues and planning
  • Encourage cooperation among rural communities and among providers.

The governor appoints the 15–member committee to serve four–year terms, and includes the following rural representation:

  • Consumers (3)
  • Health care professional (1)
  • Higher education (1)
  • Hospital (1)
  • Legislators (4)
  • Midlevel practitioner (1)
  • Nursing home (1)
  • Physician (1)
  • Registered nurse (1)
  • Volunteer ambulance service (1).

The committee meeting schedule is online.

Contact for more information:
Laura Sutter


Updated Wednesday, 24-Apr-2019 12:04:56 CDT