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Improving The Health of Rural Tennesseans Through Advocacy, Education, & Service
RHA of TN's 27th Annual Conference
We hope to see you in November!

Rural Health Association of Tennessee's board of directors met today to affirm we will proceed with our in person event this November 17 - 19th.

Early Bird registration has been extended! Register by October 8, 2021 to receive a discounted rate.

Visit to read the safety precautions we are taking. Click below to register.
Webcast with Dr. Piercey

October 20, 2021, 10am Central/11am Eastern, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Lisa Piercey will provide updates on COVID-19 in Tennessee.

Please join us for this free webcast update that will include an overview of the resources available to rural communities.

Poster Contest

Members and friends of rural health are invited to participate in the 7th annual Academic Poster Contest. Attendance to the annual conference is not required to participate.

This virtual research poster competition is a low-cost way for students, residents and faculty to share their research.

Deadline to submit is October 15th.

Welcome New & Returning Sponsors!

RHA of TN is proud to have the support of the below business and nonprofit partners.
Click the logos to visit their websites.
  • Hope Dealers Rural Health Association of TN, Helping Hands of TN & Historic First Baptist Church to host an in-person event in West Tennessee for Faith-Based Leaders. Event is October 14th, 10am - 12pm Central. Details here.

  • Implicit Bias in Clinical Practice. Hosted by TAADAS, This presentation focuses on implicit bias in addiction and mental health treatment. Topics covered include how implicit bias can affect engagement, retention, and outcomes in clinical practice; October 7, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT. Register here.

  • Happy Mama Expo Reach, a 501c3 nonprofit and member of Rural Health Association of Tennessee is hosting a nationwide, virtual maternity show, being held Saturday, October 23rd from 10 AM to 6 PM Eastern. Details here.

  • Rural Health Photo Contest. RHA of TN is collecting original *digital* photos from members to feature at the annual conference and other communications. We will not accept Details here.

  • November 17th - 19th RHA of TN Annual Conference - The annual conference is returning to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee this fall! For draft agenda, hotel information, and registration visit RHA of TN's website.
  • The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the portal is now open for providers to apply for $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds. Providers will submit a single application for both $17 billion in a “Phase 4” distribution from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds designated for rural providers. The application portal will close Oct. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

  • LifeLine Pilots - LifeLine Pilots provides free air transportation for people with medical or humanitarian needs far from home. Their 10-state midwestern region includes Tennessee. View their resources on RHA of TNs blog.

  • Back to School COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit - The Department of Health and Human Services has developed this graphics and messaging to support prevention efforts in schools. For Tennessee specific information on what to do when COVID-19 has been identified in a school, click here.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Talking Points for Rural Leaders - Developed by the National Rural Health Association. View here.

  • NRHA awarded $1M from CDC, HRSA for vaccine toolkit NRHA is proud to announce the Rural Vaccine Confidence Initiative, a vital education toolkit that helps rural leaders build vaccine confidence at the local level, and HRSA’s recent $1 million award to NRHA in partnership with the CDC for further development and support. Learn more about how you can participate in the initiative in this video overview.
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Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors
for making these events and our annual conference possible
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PO Box 656,
Decaturville, TN 38329