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.


Upcoming Events:

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

 

YOU CAN HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE UPCOMING FARM BILL

 

This month in Minnesota we have an unique opportunity to address public health in agriculture with our elected representatives. We have meetings scheduled with Representatives and Senators in January, and these representatives have expressly asked us for more expert opinions about the health effects of agriculture on farmers and rural communities. The representatives will be voting this spring on a new Farm Bill, so this is an opportunity to craft sensible farm laws that have more focus on public health and sustainability. We want to focus on creating farmer-friendly legislation that will positively impact rural communities. 

 

Your voice and input is critical in this discussion. The farm bill is only passed every decade--so the work we do now will impact millions of farmers and consumers over the next 10 years. It's critical that we address public health in the upcoming farm bill. Please join us for in district meetings with Representatives and their staff:

 

Senator Klobuchar District meeting - January 18th - Minneapolis MN

Rep. Walz District Meeting - Week of January 22nd - time and date TBD 

Rep. Peterson District Meeting- January 24th- Pelican Rapid or Willmar MN

Rep. Nolan District Meeting - January 19th, 10 AM, Center City MN 

 

Health officials are key for addressing sensible laws that focus on public health and sustainability. Please let me know if you can join us. 

 

Thank you, 

Annalis

 

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Annalise Dobbelstein

Field Organizer | U.S. PIRG

Minneapolis, MN

c: 218.368.7634 

 

 


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.


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 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


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

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

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

Contact:    Diane Thorson : 218-998-8333


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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