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University of Minnesota: Connecting rural women leaders

(photo courtesy of University of Minnesota) EXCERPT: “The importance of connecting and empowering women leaders across Greater Minnesota has perhaps never been so evident as it is today. ‘Women’s leadership is not just a ‘nice-to-have,’ we are finding it’s a matter of survival for our small towns,’ says Kate Stower, a recent graduate from the ...

New explainer video: The childcare crisis in rural Minnesota, 2020

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  The year 2020 was a stress test on all our systems, especially childcare. The childcare crisis in rural Minnesota was already serious before the pandemic. During the pandemic, it was no longer possible to ignore how important access to childcare is for the average family and how stressed our childcare system is—especially in rural ...

Interconnected Rural-Urban Conversations: Examining Health Care Access

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      Thursday, June 3rd: Examining Health Care Access Access to healthcare services is critical to good health, yet both rural and urban Minnesota residents face a variety of access barriers. When we talk about healthcare, cost is often the focus. But broader accessibility issues remain a challenge. Both rural and urban residents encounter ...