The Voice of Rural Health!TM

MISSION 
MRHA is a non-profit, membership organization missioned to strengthen the health, health care and well-being of rural Minnesotans through leadership, advocacy, education and collaboration.

VISION
MRHA is the leading coordinating and advocacy organization for strengthening health and health care for rural Minnesotans.


Join The Voice of Rural Health!
We need you on the team! 
Become an MRHA member:

Fill out the MRHA Membership Application (Downloadable PDF) and mail it with your membership fee to:

  Minnesota Rural Health Association
  Membership
  1915 Lakeview Drive
  Duluth, MN 55803

Contact:    Mark Jones, MRHA Executive Director 218-201-0098  or mark@mnruralhealth.org


 

Upcoming Events:

Check out the news tab for information and links to upcoming events and conferences.

  

2018 Rural Health Listening Sessions

The purpose of these rural health listening sessions is to gather information to inform the Minnesota Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) and other ORHPC projects. The Flex Program was created to improve access and quality, and focuses on Minnesota's Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) as the hub of rural systems of care.

The target audience for these rural health listening sessions is anyone who works in, works with or uses rural health care.

If you would like to attend, please to RSVP to: Emma Distel at 651-201-3528.

 

Date Locations Time Information
Tuesday, October 2 Beltrami Electric Co–op
4111 Technology Dr NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. Community Room
Wednesday, October 3 Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719
11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. Taconite Square Room
Wednesday, October 10 MN Agricultural Interpretive Center (MAIC)
7367—360th Avenue
Waseca, MN 56093
11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. FarmAmerica Conference Room
Wednesday, October 24 Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
300 South Bruce Street
Marshall, MN 56258
11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Classrooms A & B, 3rd Floor

Tuesday, October 30

Alomere Health
(KFA Douglas County Hospital)
111–17th Avenue East
Alexandria, MN 56308

4:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Conference Rooms N & S

Please enter through the surgery center doors and take the elevators to the lower level.

 

CLICK HERE for more information.

 


Contact Your Lawmakers!
MRHA urges members and other rural health advocates to contact your federal and state legislators!  Let them know it is different in rural, and that rural deserves their attention! Rural residents are, on average, older, less wealthy and less healthy than people living in urban areas. That is why cuts in Medicare and Medicaid fall heaviest on rural residents and communities.  Find and contact your Minnesota state and federal legislators by entering your address: Click here.


MDH Center for Health Equity Presentation by Bruce Thao - Click here

Here is What's In the Better Care Reconciliation Act being considered in the U.S. Senate (Kaiser Family Foundation 6/29/17)

Here Is What's In The House Approved Health Care Bill (National Public Radio article 5/4/17)

MRHA - Minnesota Rural Health Legislative Update slides (downloadable .pdf) - Click here


MRHA 2017 State of Minnesota Rural Health Report: Click Here


 

MINNESOTA RURAL HEALTH PULSE E-NEWSLETTER

 

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for June 2017: Click here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for May 2017: Click here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for March/April 2017: Click here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for January/February 2017: Click here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for December 2016: Click here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for November 2016: Click Here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for Sept/Oct 2016: Click Here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for August 2016: Click Here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for July 2016: Click Here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for June 2016: Click here

Minnesota Rural Health Pulse E-Newsletter for May 2016: Click here


MRHA 2017 State of Minnesota Rural Health Report to the Minnesota Legislature:
The State of Minnesota Rural Health 2017 (Downloadable PDF)

MRHA Letter re: the planned Minnesota College of Osteopathic Medicine (MNCOM): Click here

MRHA 2015 State of Minnesota Rural Health Report to the Minnesota Legislature:
The State of Minnesota Rural Health 2015 (Downloadable PDF)

MRHA 2015 Legislation Summary:
MRHA - 2015 Legislation Summary (Downloadable PDF)

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