Welcome to another season of the INTERCONNECTED conversation series hosted by the Center for Rural Policy & Development and the Citizens League.

Wherever you live, you have undoubtedly encountered the term “Urban/Rural Divide” that describes a divisive narrative in policy and politics based on geographic differences. In reality, we all want similar things – good healthcare and education, for example – but the solutions often look different based on where you live. How can we build understanding between these communities?

Join us on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. for this FREE webinar as we have a candid conversation exploring shared challenges and opportunities facing Emergency Medical Services in rural and urban areas. We all want an ambulance to arrive promptly when we call 9-1-1, but funding and workforce issues are stretching systems thin. Learn more during this lively discussion.


  • Kelly Asche, Sr. Researcher, Center for Rural Policy & Development
  • Dylan J Ferguson, Executive Director, Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB)
  • Ann Jenson, Executive Director, Southwest MN EMS
  • Mark Jones, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Health Association

Moderated by: Kate Raddatz, Senior Principal, Park Street Public

Interconnected: Understanding Challenges Facing Rural & Urban EMS Systems

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Free online event!