WEBINAR: Ensuring Health Across Rural Minnesota in 2030

Event Details
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center

The Center partnered with The College of St. Scholastica (The College) to conduct a study with funding from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research that examines trends and disruptors within the rural health care environment that will influence access to affordable, quality health care across rural Minnesota in 2030. The study examines current trends and, in parallel, what disruptors may occur that could affect community members' access to quality, affordable care in rural areas.

"The Center was honored to conduct this study with a future lens of access to affordable, quality healthcare in 2030," says Sally T. Buck, CEO of the National Rural Health Resource Center. "The identified disruptors and projections are applicable to small rural hospitals, rural health clinics and communities nationally, as well as the recommendations for ensuring rural health."


  • Sally Buck, MS | Chief Executive Officer | National Rural Health Resource Center 
  • Terry Hill, MPA | Senior Advisor for Rural Health Leadership and Policy | National Rural Health Resource Center 
  • David Marc, PhD, CHDA | Associate Professor, Department Chair, and Health Informatics Graduate Program Director | The College of St. Scholastica 
  • Marcella De La Torre, EdD | Adjunct Professor, MBA in Rural Health and Change and Leadership | The College of St. Scholastica 


  • Understand the goal of this unique study and the methodology framework
  • Hear about the vision of rural health in 2030 and key disrupters affecting trends
  • Learn about current and projected rural health trends, disrupters, and financial projections for rural health care in Minnesota
  • Discover policy recommendations focused on improving health across rural communities


For more information, contact Keely Lonetto at (218) 216-7041

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $911,531 with 0 percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.