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OPEN NOW! Rural Health Award Nominations

Each year, RHA of TN presents awards to influential programs and people who are improving rural health in Tennessee. Find the award categories here. If there is someone you would like to nominate, please find the nomination form here. Send completed form to info@tnruralhealth.orgDeadline for submissions are August 18th.

The Rural Health Association of Tennessee's 29th Annual Conference, "Shining a Light on Rural Health: Advocating for a Brighter Future," will be held November 15-17th in Knoxville where awardees will be announced. Find out more information about the conference here.

Provider Recruitment and Retention Webinar

Join RHA of TN and Elizabeth Burrows with Burrows Consulting on this webinar "Provider Recruitment and Retention: Using the National Health Services Corps."

This workshop will provide information about provider recruitment and retention and how to become a National Health Service Corps Site, as well as what are some of the benefits of being an NHSC approved and eligibility requirements.

Join the May 23rd 10am CDT webinar by registering here.

Signs of Suicide Training for Parents and Guardians

Join RHA of TN during Mental Health Awareness Month in learning about the Signs of Suicide (SOS) for Parents and Guardians. SOS Training is presented by Fiona Hoehn, Mental Health Training Coordinator for Mental Health of America of the Midsouth. Fiona is certified to instruct Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), and Signs of Suicide.

This webinar is an hour-long universal suicide prevention training for parents and guardians that teaches them how to recognize warning signs of suicide in youths. Join us on May 16th at 11am CDT. Register here.

TennCare Renewals

Rural Health Association is ready to assist patients keep their TennCare Coverage! RHA trained assisters will be at Saint Louise Clinic in Murfreesboro each Friday in May and June from 9am – 1pm CDT; 1020 N Highland Ave A, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Anderson County and Clinton City Schools is hosting a family resource fair, which we are partnering to provide renewal support; May 11th 3-6pm Eastern Time; Clinton Community Center; 101 S. Hicks St.; Clinton, TN. 37716. Trained assisters will be available to help individuals determine if they are still eligible for TennCare and provide other helpful information. Can’t attend the event? Call 866-675-7092 or click here to schedule an appointment with a trained assister.

We would love to partner with you for an event or reach out to your patients! Please direct inquiries at


  • Virtual Hiring Event! RHA of TN's Workforce Team is holding a virtual healthcare occupation hiring event. RHA's Job Board has more than 100 jobs from 50+ hiring employers including hourly and salaried positions. Connect with employers, apply for jobs, and set up interviews through our Job Board. Visit the job board here!

  • New Recommendations for Hepatitis B Screening HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care is hosting a webinar to brief clinicians and other health care providers about the release of new recommendations for screening and testing. Register and find out more about this May 16th webinar here.

  • Healthy Grants Workshop HRSA is presenting the Healthy Grants Workshop as a web series, with presentations on most requested topics. Register for as many sessions as you like here beginning May 17th.

  • NRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference NRHA would like to extend an invitation to the 46th Annual Rural Health Conference May 16-19 in San Diego, California. The Annual Rural Health Conference is an opportunity to help raise the standard for rural health. Find the agenda and register here.

  • Writing Your Own Story at Tennessee Disability MegaConference On May 25-26, join Tennessee Disability Partners in person for Tennessee’s disability conference that brings professionals, family members, and self advocates from all across the state to a single place for discussion and learning. Find out more here.

  • 2023 Youth Sports Health & Safety Conference Join Vanderbilt Youth Sports Health Center on July 14th to learn strategies to help prevent and treat youth and adolescent sports-related injuries, protect the physical and mental health of pediatric athletes, and more. Registration and learn more here.

  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network The Southwest Region of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is proud to present, "Do The Work: Fostering Child Wellness in Your Community," which will include relevant topics focusing on creating resiliency amongst young persons. To learn more and register for this July 21st event, click here


  • Call for Speaker Proposals RHAs 29th Annual Conference will be held November 15-17, 2023 in Knoxville. We are now accepting presentation proposals. Proposals should highlight replicable programs, research, and/or collaborative efforts aimed at improving health and access to care in rural Tennessee. The deadline for proposals is May 31st. Submit your proposals here.

  • DATA Waiver Recording View the recording to learn more about the DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program that aims to improve healthcare by creating greater access to substance use disorder treatment. View the recording here.

  • Certified Men's Health Educator Training The Certified Men’s Health Educator (CMHE) training course is aimed at healthcare professionals and others who are passionate about helping boys, men, and their families achieve true health and wellness. Learn more and register hereUse the following discount code: RHA2022

  • COVID-19 Over the Counter Tests Email with your organization’s name, mailing address and best contact information (including telephone number) to request tests to distribute to your community.

  • Medicaid Data Show Wide Differences in Mental Health Care in the United States A new study supported by the National Institute of Mental Health revealed differences in rates of mental health care among Medicaid enrollees based on where they live in the United States. Find the study here.

  • The Challenge to Human Services in Rural Communities A sweeping report from the Administration of Children and Families delivers insight into the rural-specific barriers to the agency’s programs – such as, for housing, early childhood and family development, Healthy Marriage, and more. Find the report here.

  • Hidden Crisis: Pediatric Oral Health in Rural America The Research and Policy Center share its latest brief that brings to light some of the challenges faced by children and families accessing dental care. View the brief here.

  • SAMHSA Warns About New Illicit Drug Threat The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration alerted the public to the noticeable rise of xylazine, a non-opioid agent increasingly found in combination with opioids such as fentanyl. Known by its street name, “tranq” or “tranq dope,” the drug is approved only for veterinary use.. The overdose antidote naloxone does not reverse its effects. Find out more here.

  • CBO Survey The goal of this project is to support community-based organizations (CBOs) in making the most of evidence-based programs for underserved communities. Find out more about the project here. Survey link here

  • Rural Health Information Hub The RHIhub is a great first stop when looking for information, opportunities, and resources on rural health. Access the RHIhub here.

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!

No Kid Hungry Tennessee

Tullahoma Pediatrics, PLLC


Jackson- Madison Co. CSH

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