Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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.

2022 National Rural Health Day - Thursday, November 17

Visit the National Rural Health Day website in the coming months for more information about this nationwide event.

Visit our Minnesota Rural Health Day web page for a statewide view.



2022 June MN Rural Health Conference cancelled

2021 MN Rural Health Conference logo

With health and safety as our top priority, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Minnesota Rural Health Conference in 2022. We are disappointed that we cannot gather together in the scenic city of Duluth during the beautiful month of June, but we know it is the right decision based on our current information. Sign up for our mailing list and receive updates on future conference plans.

On behalf of the three conference hosts, the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health & Primary Care; Minnesota Rural Health Association; and the National Rural Health Resource Center, we want to thank you for your dedication to rural health. We look forward to seeing everyone when we are safely able to do so.


COVID–19 Information

Up–to–date COVID–19 guidance for all Minnesotans can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19)


Updated Tuesday, 10-May-2022 15:40:57 CDT