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Call for Nominations

Nomination Deadline: July 16th, 2021

There are several seats to the board opening for the 2022 term year.

Individuals should be members in good standing, live in Tennessee, and able to commit to attending board meetings and the responsibilities of governance and oversight.

Maternal Health in Rural Tennessee - Panel Discussions
Join us June 2nd, 8:30am - 12:00pm Central for discussions with leaders about maternal health and access to care in rural Tennessee.

Joining us will be representatives from Tennessee Department of Health, March of Dimes, TN Justice Center, Children's Hospital Alliance of TN, and Newport Pediatrics.

Moderating will be Dr. Beth Fox, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine.
Rural Health Award Nominations Now Open!
Each year RHA of TN recognizes individuals and groups from across the state of Tennessee who have dedicated themselves to the service of others within the field of rural healthcare.

Review our award categories and help us identify exceptional rural health leaders deserving of recognition at our 27th Annual Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN November 17th - 19th, 2021.

  • In case you Missed it! RHA of TN Hosted Sarah Bounse and Robyn Seamon for a series on the history and causes of vaccine hesitancy and strategies to address in rural communities. If you missed the sessions, they are posted on our blog. Don't forget to download our free toolkit of unbranded graphics for local communities to share.

  • May 19th - Appalachian Communities Opioid Response (ACOR) Summit. 9am - 5pm Eastern Time. Registration is $15. Mini-grants will be announced for prevention planning activities in East Tennessee. For details visit:

  • June 2nd - Maternal Health in Rural Tennessee The number of reported pregnancy-related deaths in the United States steadily increased from 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 17.3 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2017. Rural areas had a pregnancy-related mortality ratio of 29.4 per 100,000 live births versus 18.2 in urban areas in 2015. Join us June 2nd from 8:30am - 12:00pm Central time to discuss the status of maternal health in Tennessee and solutions to improve access to care and outcomes. For details visit:

  • June 14-18 Agricultural Safety and Health Course will be held online June. Course fee waivers are available. Click for details.

  • November 17th - 19th 2021 - RHA of TN's 27th Annual Conference. Early bird registration is open for our annual conference this November in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Details for guests, sponsors, and presenters are at:
  • Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Communities Toolkit - Free toolkit of unbranded graphics to be shared in local newsletters and social posts. Click here.

  • Job Board - New jobs from the Centurian Health and National Health Resource Center. View Jobs.

  • Emotional Support Videos for Educators and Others - Tennessee Department of Education released a video series in partnership with Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and others, including RHA of TN. Read More.

  • Survey for MD, DO, PA, NP - Participate in a study on barriers to repeat pregnancies in rural communities. Click here to participate. (5-10 minutes)

  • Tennessee Disability Coalition is establishing affinity Facebook groups, an interactive text message check-in system, and an equipment lending program. Tennesseans will have the opportunity to connect with people with disabilities across the state, nation, and world through our social events. So if you know anyone that would benefit from this connection, please share their survey.  For details contact

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