Driven to Support Health in Rural Minnesota

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The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs rural health initiative

Designed to positively impact — in clear and measurable ways — the health and wellbeing of people and communities in rural Minnesota.

Connect with the rural health initiative

Featured Videos

What is the leading cause of rural hospital closings?

Why is the COVID death rate higher in rural areas?

How can we prevent rural hospital closures?

How has the COVID pandemic highlighted health care inadequacies in rural communities?

As we emerge from the pandemic, what can we do to improve the health of rural residents?

How are agriculture and health connected?

Collaboration and effort

The rural health initiative is led by Dr. Katy Kozhimannil with a scope including: