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Rural Health
Resources by State: Minnesota

Rural and Urban COVID-19 Hot Spots
Line chart showing COVID-19 cases per capita over time for selected rural and urban hot spots. Rural hot spots include Western Kansas and Oklahoma, Southern Minnesota, Central Iowa, and Central Mississippi.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Minnesota - Virtual Education on COVID-19
A partnership between CHI St. Gabriel's Health Project ECHO and Minnesota healthcare organizations offering CME accredited sessions on COVID-19 planning, response and clinical information relevant to physicians/clinicians in the care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Stratis Health, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
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UMASH - COVID-19 Resources
Presents resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers in the Midwest. Features national and state-level information for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Includes resources for Spanish speakers.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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Minnesota Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Minnesota's response to COVID-19, including information for healthcare providers and facilities, state hotlines, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Lakewood Engage Tackles Food Insecurity in Rural Minnesota
Features a community-based program in rural Minnesota that addresses food insecurity through multiple initiatives, including distribution of fresh produce through a food "prescription" program, home delivery of meals to post-acute care patients and those in COVID-19 quarantine, and a farmers market.
Author(s): Kathryn Rutz
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Telemedicine Utilization Report: Telehealth and Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines the use of telemedicine to deliver Medicaid-covered services in the state of Minnesota. Describes state and federal telehealth policy waivers and modifications that were temporarily implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses telehealth use by and special considerations for rural populations.
Author(s): Neerja Singh, Julie Marquardt
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Human Services
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Minnesota Medical Association - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Physicians
Provides physicians with resources related to COVID-19, including registration links for weekly statewide update calls, telehealth resources, information on financial support/resources, executive orders, physician well-being, and more.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Medical Association (MMA)
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Minnesota Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Minnesota in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Ensuring Health Across Rural Minnesota in 2030
Offers recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders on how to expand access to high-quality and inexpensive healthcare for rural communities in Minnesota. Covers trends in factors that may affect rural health, such as increased diversity, older populations, higher healthcare costs, lack of broadband, closures of healthcare facilities, and more. Discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated issues in rural communities.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Minnesota
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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