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Minnesota Rural Health Hero, Team, and Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Aug 27, 2021

Minnesota Rural Health Hero, Team, and Lifetime Achievement Awards honor individuals and teams for outstanding contributions to rural health in Minnesota.

Nominees may have contributed to rural health in any capacity: through a volunteer or paid position, as a healthcare provider or non-provider, in policy or through practice. The Lifetime Achievement Award is intended to recognize individuals who, over the span of their career, have made significant, lasting contributions to improving rural health in Minnesota.

Areas of impact could include but are not limited to:

  • Rural health policy
  • Legislation
  • Education
  • Patient care
  • Healthcare systems

Awards will be announced on National Rural Health Day, November 18, 2021.


Any individual or team is eligible if they have contributed to rural health in the state.

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Winners will receive a plaque and complementary registration for the 2022 Minnesota Rural Health Conference.

Application process

A link to the nomination form is available on the program website. Email the completed form to Maria Rogness.

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Healthcare needs and services · Leadership · Policy · Minnesota

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