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Rural Talks with Jacy
"Rural Talks with Jacy" is a new, members only meeting were you can talk with the RHA of TN's Executive President, Jacy Warrell.

This is the perfect time to ask the questions that have been on your mind about what the association is doing. Don't have specific questions, but still want to come and listen? That's okay too! The first meeting will be January 28 at 12pm CST. This will be a monthly meeting on the 4th Friday of the month.

Since this is members only meeting, please email [email protected] or sign in to your member portal to find the link for the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

As we get ready to start planning the Spring Regional Events, we want to hear from you! Please fill out our interest survey to let us know what you want to hear and where you want the event to be. If you are interested on being on the planning committee for your region's event, please fill out the survey for more information.

Fill out the survey here.
NRHA Policy Institute

The National Rural Health Association's Policy Institute has moved virtual!

The dates for this event are February 8-10, 2022. Meetings are being set up with our Congressmen on February 9th. Prices for the Policy Institute have been reduced. Attached here is an advocacy guide released by the NRHA.

Find out more information on our blog.

Staff Spotlight

Dr. Vicki Burton
Join us in welcoming Dr. Vicki Burton to the RHA of TN Staff. Dr. Burton has 37 years of HR and Training experience and comes to us from Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. She has served as committee chair for Committee on Multicultural Affairs, is certified as a SMART Goals instructor, and is a Senior Certified Professional with International Personnel Management Association.
Her role with RHA of TN will be to lead the development of a Community Health Worker curriculum with an advisory group. We look forward to all the things she will accomplish for rural heatlh!
  • Cardiologist Needed We are on the lookout for a Cardiologist or someone certified to talk on heart healthy practices for a webinar in February. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested or have any recommendations.

  • Healthcare in Appalachia This conference is designed to address the unique needs and circumstances in Appalachia. The conference is April 28-30,2022. Find out more information here.

  • TN Dept. of Health Panel Discussion Dr. Lisa Pearcy will moderate a panel discussion on addiction crisis entitled "From Cartels to Mainstreet: How Fentanyl and Meth Made Its Way to TN." This event is on January 26 from 10:00am-11:30am at Tennessee State Museum. Register for the event here

  • Resources for School-Based Behavioral Health Professionals During COVID-19 This is a four-part virtual training series on working with youth, parents, and other professionals during a global pandemic. Find out more info and register here.

  • Leadership Academy The leadership academy meets for 10-weeks; 6 live, group sessions, and 4 weeks on-demand. 2022 Online Meetings: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27. Find out more information here.

  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop This is a free, six-week workshop for those living with chronic conditions. Register here.

  • 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

  • Dopesick: Beyond the Book and Show This panel discussion with author Beth Macy will be held at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville. Register for the event and find out more information here.

  • Rural Talks with Jacy (Members Only) Join RHA of TN's executive director Jacy Warrell on January 28th at 12pm CST to ask all your questions. If you are interested in joining this members only talk, email [email protected] to receive the link.

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

  • Day on the Hill Join us at the annual RHA of TN's Day on the Hill on May 9th. Register for the event here.
  • HRSA announces School-Administered loans to provide schools with funding to offer low, fixed rate loans to students pursuing health care careers. Find more information here.

  • Job Board New jobs have been added to the RHA of TN job board. Those can be found here.

  • Alzheimer's Disease The Department of Health and Human Services released the annual update to its National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, includes a new goal focused on work being done to promote healthy aging and reduce the risks that may contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Learn more.

  • Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation The resource help individuals, teachers, school administrators, and health care professionals to understand, identify, and stop the spread of misinformation. It can be found here.

  • Adolescent Boosters The CDC now recommends booster for adolescents aged 12-17 five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. Find more information here.

  • Rural Health Clinics Center for Medicare and Medicaid have released an updated version of their MLN for Rural Health Clinics. Find that resource here.

  • RHCVD Program Summary The Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Distribution Program (RHCVD) distributes COVID-19 vaccines directly Rural Health Clinics to increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in rural communities. Find out more details here.

  • Radon Awareness If you missed our webinar on Radon and Lung Cancer in TN, you can find the follow up information here.

  • Updated K-12 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance The CDC has released new guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 K-12 quarantine and isolation. Find out more on the RHA blog.

  • FREE At-Home COVID- 19 Tests Every home in the US is able to order 4 at-home COVID-19 tests. Order your tests at

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

  • 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.
New 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!

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors
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