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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: 08/2020
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: 08/2020
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: 08/2020
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: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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"It's on Us": Healthcare's Unique Position in the Response to Human Trafficking
Provides an overview of human trafficking and explains the role healthcare providers can play in addressing this issue in rural communities. Features a rural hospital CEO, a State Office of Rural Health (SORH) director, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and a Safe Harbor Regional Navigator sharing their experiences combating human trafficking.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2020 State of Rural Minnesota Report
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, employment, income, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Asche
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Integrating Rural into the New Reality of Health Care
Recording of a webinar held on June 3, 2020 focused on the effect of healthcare system mergers on access to healthcare services in rural communities, especially in the state of Minnesota. Features a panel of rural healthcare experts discussing how policies created to control hospital costs impact healthcare access. Transcript available by clicking the dots above the Subscribe tab, then selecting Open Transcript.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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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: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Medical Association (MMA)
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Integrating Rural into the New Reality of Healthcare
Discusses service consolidations implemented by healthcare systems to control costs, and examines the resulting cuts to rural healthcare services, especially in Minnesota. Offers recommendations to help policymakers respond to the negative effects of healthcare acquisitions and mergers on healthcare access in rural communities. Includes rural/urban comparisons on profit margins for hospitals, patient demographics, miles traveled for inpatient and outpatient services, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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COVID-19: Comparing Apples and Oranges
Compares rural and metropolitan areas of Minnesota on the rate of COVID-19 cases, taking population into account. Features county-level statistics on COVID-19 cases and deaths per 100,000 people.
Author(s): Kelly Asche
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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