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Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays from the Rural Health Association of Tennessee! As we get ready to ring in the new year, we would like to thank you for all of your support this past year. We could not have had the successful year we have had without you, and we are looking forward to a bright and healthy 2022. We have lots planned for 2022, and we can't wait for a new year of advocacy, education, and service.

As we gather for the holidays, traditions are important for families and children. There are several ways to enjoy these traditions and protect your health and the health of your loved ones. Visit the CDC for safe practices during this holiday season as you travel and visit with loved ones.
NHSC Loan Repayment Program

The HRSA and the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program has multiple awards available with up to $800 million allocated to awardees. The deadline for applying has been extended to February 3, 2022.

State of the Child 2021

Tennessee Commission of Children and Youth released their State of the Child report. The State of the Child report examines data from the last three years to evaluate how Tennessee families have fared throughout the pandemic, where we find resilience and how we can recover.

Sponsor Spotlight

Thanks again to our many sponsors and exhibitors! This year we were excited to have Amerigroup back as a Platinum Sponsor. Say thank you by visiting their website to learn more about their insurance plans.

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.

  • 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

  • National Rural Health Association Policy Institute Join RHA and other members of NRHA at the annual Policy Institute in Washington, DC February 8th - 10th. Details 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.

  • 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.

  • UT Health Science Center CE Now - This learning management system includes free CE offerings and the Proper Prescribing of Controlled Substances course meets the requirements for the 2 hours opioid related credits for licensure for APRNs.

  • 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.
MTSU STEMsational Ag: The Virtual Farm

Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Health and Human Services, in partnership with the School of Agriculture’s Fermentation Department, presents “STEMsational Ag: The Virtual Farm”. 

New Grant Opportunities
The below grants have been hand picked to offer new funding opportunities to our members.
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors
for making this communication and our annual conference possible.
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