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Leadership Academy Class

RHA of TN is proud to announce the inaugural class of our Leadership Academy led by Dr. Bill Auxier, Executive Coach for rural health leaders.

12 individuals from across the state were selected for their commitment to rural health and their desire to grow as leaders.

Visit RHA of TN blog to read full announcement and bios and join us in welcoming this group of leaders!
National Minority Health Month
Vulnerable populations, such as non-Hispanic African Americans, individuals living in rural areas, and adults with lower levels of education, income or who do not have health insurance, are less likely to get vaccinated.

This April, RHA of TN will join the Office of Minority Health to empower people to get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information, and get vaccinated when the time comes.
Call for Presentations
Rural Health Association of Tennessee's 27th Annual Conference will be November 17-19, 2021 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

We are accepting presentation proposals. Proposals should highlight replicable programs, research, and/or collaborative efforts aimed at improving health and access to care in rural Tennessee.

Members interested in joining the planning committee may email
  • April 13th - Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon (DEAL). A free virtual event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT to broaden commitment to disability employment as a sustainable business solution and to share the skills that make it possible. Learn more at Disability Rights TN.

  • April 27th - Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Communities. Consultants Sarah Bounse and Robyn Seamon will facilitate a series of sessions to educate on the history and causes of vaccine hesitancy and strategies to address in rural communities. Series is free, open to public, and will come with a toolkit of sample posts and graphics for local providers and community based organizations to share. Register here. April 27th, 29th, May 4th, May 6th 5-6pm.

  • May 4th - Integrated Health - A Model of Patient Care. Elizabeth Ball from Integrative Health Centers and Mike Coleman from McKenzie Medical Center will share how they are addressing specific patient needs through in integrated model between medical and mental health providers. Register here.

Grants & Resources

  • *Mini Grant* for K-12 partners in West Tennessee - Thanks to the generous support of Amerigroup foundation, RHA of TN and United Ways of West TN is offering mini-grants to K-12 schools and community based organizations who agree to test and deliver a new "pre-apprenticeship" curriculum to youth ages 16-24. Visit for details. April 23rd Deadline

*Members applying for grants may ask for technical assistance and/or letters of support via this form.
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