Minnesota Gubernatorial Candidates to Address Rural Health Issues at Rural Health Policy Forum, Monday, June 28, 2010, at the Minnesota Rural Health Conference in Duluth. Forum scheduled from 3:45 -5 p.m. in the Harbor Side Ballroom, DECC

Several of Minnesota's gubernatorial candidates will share their views regarding the potential impact on rural communities from health care initiatives under consideration at the 2010 Rural Health Policy Forum taking place on Monday, June 28, 2010, in Duluth, Minn. The forum will be held from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the Harbor Side Ballroom located in the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC). The forum is part of the two-day Minnesota Rural Health Conference which begins on Monday, June 28.  The theme for this year's conference is "Leading Change for Rural Health."

Lori Sturdevant, writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, will serve as moderator for the health care policy forum. Audience members will have the opportunity to question candidates about health care reform initiatives being considered at both the federal and state levels, and to express their views regarding the health care priorities the legislature should address during the upcoming legislative session.
For more information, visit http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/orhpc/conf.

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Contact: : Judy Neppel, executive director, Minnesota Rural Health Association 218-281-8323 (jneppel@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)