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Conference Scholarships!

Thanks to a project funded by Health and Human Services Administration (HRSA), we are able to scholarship 11 individuals to attend the annual conference who meet the below criteria:
  • Live in a rural Appalachia community as defined by HRSA.
  • Serve on a local prevention coalition.
  • Agree to attend a peer meeting at RHA of TN's Annual Conference

Email for details.

COVID-19 Updates from TDH
Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. until noon CST.

Rural Health Association of Tennessee is hosting a webinar with the Tennessee Department of Health to provide an update on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Participants will hear from Dr. Mary-Margaret A. Fill and Jane Yackley, who both serve as epidemiologists with the Tennessee Department of health.

Conference Planning
November 17th - 19th, 2021.

Each year the Rural Health Association of Tennessee recognizes individuals and groups of individuals from across the state of Tennessee who have dedicated themselves to the service of others within the field of rural healthcare.

Awards will be presented at the 27th Annual conference in Pigeon Forge, TN.

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.
  • August 25th, 2021, 11:30am Central - Rural Healthy People, Where We've Been and Where We're Going. The Southwest Rural Health Research Center has launched a once-per-decade study to identify and address the health priority concerns of rural Americans. Register here.

  • 6th Annual Academic Poster Competition. RHA of TN's virtual poster competition is a low cost way to support showcasing academic research. Deadline to submit is October 1st. Winners are announced at the Annual Conference. Details here.

  • Rural Health Photo Contest. RHA of TN is collecting original photos from members to feature at the annual conference and other communications. 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.
News & Resources
  • Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Communities Toolkit - Free toolkit of unbranded graphics to be shared in local newsletters and social posts. Click here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Blue Cross Healthy Places Grants - The 2021 edition of the BlueCross BlueShield Foundation's Healthy Place grant is open through the month of August. Details here.

Welcome New Members!
The below organizations have recently joined or renewed their memberships.
Members can search our member directory to connect with other members
when logging in to RHA of TN's website.
While you're searching, update your profile!
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors
for making these events and our annual conference possible
Mailing Address:
PO Box 656,
Decaturville, TN 38329