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CDC Updates on Isolation and Quarantine
The CDC has updated its guidelines on isolation and quarantine. The new guidelines recommend shorter isolation periods for those who are asymptomatic and with mild symptoms.

Isolation can end after 5 full days once you are fever-free for 24 hours, without the help of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved.

The new updates can be found here at the CDC website.

K-12 updated guidelines on isolation and quarantine can be found here.

The National Health Service Corps has received more funding this cycle which has created more opportunities for RHCs to qualify for this funding.

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New Jobs Posted

Are you looking for a career change in the new year? Take a look at our job board for new opportunities in 2022! Does your organization or business have openings that need filled? Post your job opening on our member job board to share with out members.

Access the job board here.
Member Spotlight

RHA of TN member Jessica Zimmerman and her colleague Alexis Andino joined Dr. Bill Auxier this past week on the "Rural Health Leadership Radio" to discuss the work they are accomplishing at their FQHC in East Tennessee. You can find the podcast here online.

Rural Health Association of TN and Tennessee Justice Center will host a COVID-19 Surveillance and Variants Webinar in partnership with the TN Department of Health with guest speaker, Dr. Magdalena Dorvil-Joanem on
January 13, 2022 at 10:00am-11:00am CST.

  • Expanded Eligibility Allows More Rural Clinicians to Qualify for Loan Repayment Join RHIhub on January 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. CST for a webinar as speakers from HRSA and 3RNET discuss three National Health Service Corps programs that can help rural health clinicians pay off their student loans.
  • Free Flu and COVID Vaccines Amerigroup has partnered with the Knowles Home Outpatient Care in the effort to combat the COVID pandemic and bring awareness to individuals. These eight clinics will provide flu and COVID vaccinations. To learn more, click here
  • HealthLandscape Maternal Health Mapping Tools This January 18th webinar will introduce users to HealthLandscape's mapping tools focused on exploring maternal health. Register here.
  • The Rural Emergency Hospital (REH), a New Hospital Type Join RHIhub on January 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. CST for an webinar on Rural Emergency Hospitals to hear speakers discuss this new hospital type and recommendations from the NACRHHS to ensure the success of REHs. 
  • Health Center Clinician Office Hours: Leveraging Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder Care  In this this webinar on January 20th , clinician consultants from the NCCC’s Substance Use Warmline will provide an overview of promising practices and considerations for SUD care during the age of telehealth. Register here
  • TN Dept. of Health Panel Discussion Dr. Lisa Pearcy will moderate a panel discussion on addiction crisis entitled "From Cartels to Mainstreet: How Fentanyl and Meth Made Its Way to TN." This event is on January 26 from 10:00am-11:30am at Tennessee State Museum. Register for the event here
  • Rural Talks with Jacy (Members Only) Join RHA of TN's executive director Jacy Warrell on January 28th at 12pm CST to ask all your questions. If you are interested in joining this members only talk, email to receive the link.
  • National Rural Health Association Policy Institute Join RHA and other members of NRHA at the annual Policy Institute virtually February 8th - 10th. Details here.
  • Day on the Hill Join us at the annual RHA of TN's Day on the Hill on May 9th. Register for the event here.
Radon and Lung Cancer in Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's TN Radon Program and guest Bruce Sneed, Director of Extension at Kansas State University will host a 1 hour event on Radon and Lung Cancer in Tennessee January 21st, 10-11am Central Time.

  • Disability Rights If you have a disability, you and your family members or caregivers may qualify for a free in-home vaccine. Call Disability Rights TN at 1-800-342-1660 to schedule your appointment.

  • Health Disparities The COVID-19 Health Disparities Dashboard has been updated for the month of December. You can review the data here.

  • Alzheimer's Disease The Department of Health and Human Services released the annual update to its National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, includes a new goal focused on work being done to promote healthy aging and reduce the risks that may contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Learn more.

  • Adolescent Boosters The CDC now recommends booster for adolescents aged 12-17 five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. Find more information here.

  • RHCVD Program Summary The Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Distribution Program (RHCVD) distributes COVID-19 vaccines directly Rural Health Clinics to increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in rural communities. Find out more details here.

  • Updated K-12 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance The CDC has released new guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 K-12 quarantine and isolation. Find out more on the RHA blog.

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

  • Self-Testing provides information on when, why, and how to use a self-test for COVID-19.

  • How Right Now is an interactive tool that provides resources that support mental health during the pandemic and offers ideas for ways to cope with COVID-19 related stress. More mental health resources can be found here.
New Funding Opportunities
The below grants have been hand picked to offer new funding opportunities to our members.
Welcome to our New and Returning Members!
The below organizations have recently joined or renewed their memberships. Members can search our member directory to connect with other members when logging into the RHA of TN's website. While you're searching, update your profile!

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