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Free Webinar: State of Maternal Health in Tennessee

Join RHA of TN and the March of Dimes for an free, online webinar on "The State of Maternal Health in Tennessee: A Call to Action" on October 12th at 11:00am CST with guest speakers Dr. Kate Fouquier and Kebera Leach.

This presentation will provide the overall landscape of maternal health in Tennessee, barriers leading to disparities, and roles of maternal health professionals. Register here.

Early Bird Price Ends Soon!

The Rural Health Association of Tennessee's 28th Annual Conference, "Collective Impact: A Call to Action," will be held November 16-18, 2022 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Register now here to get the early bird special price! Early-bird ends September 30th.

The draft agenda has been posted! Find out who you will be able to hear from this year at conference here.

Also, don't forget the virtual research poster competition! Find out more about contest divisions, rules, and submission instruction here.

Free Virtual Lunch and Learn

Join the Rural Health Association of Tennessee and Tawnya Brock with BPH-Advent Health Manchester to learn more about "Safe Storage of Medications, Expired Medications" on Friday, September 23rd at 11:00am CST. Learn about compliance with accreditation standards and the safe storage of medications in a clinic setting and more. Register for this free webinar here, and view our other upcoming events on the calendar here.


  • Lunch and Learn Join RHA of TN on September 23rd from 11am to 12pm CT for a presentation on Safe Storage of Medication, Expired Medications in the series which will be with special guest, Tom Terranova, Quad A,. See our calendar for registration information and specific dates.

  • Dare to Lead: School Health Leadership Academy Join us on February 8-10, 2023 for RHA of TN's first school health specific leadership academy. Spots are limited so make sure to sign up soon. Find out more information here.

  • Community Violence Summit: Causes, Effects, & Solutions Join West TN Councils on Children an Youth and United Way of West Tennessee for this virtual summit on September 14th from 8:30am to 11:30 am. Find out more register here.

  • Rural Health Clinic Conference Join clinic and CAH stakeholders from across the country for NRHA’s Rural Health Clinic on Sep. 20-21, 2022 in Kansas City, MO, and Critical Access Hospital Conferences Sept. 20-23rd. Take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities designed for clinic and hospital professionals and board members serving rural America. Find out more and register here.

  • The Voices of People with Disabilities and Older Adults- Strengthening Advocacy in the HCBS Settings Rule The Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule can improve community-based services and supports for people with disabilities and older adults for decades to come. A key requirement of the Settings Rule is that states hear from people with disabilities and older adults about how the state can best implement the Rule. Register for the September 23rd at 2:00pm webinar here.

  • Tennessee Homegrown: Coming Together for Children's Mental Health Conference The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), in partnership with the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO), is eager to announce the 2022 Statewide SOCAT – System of Care Across Tennessee – Conference. This year’s conference will be conducted in a hybrid format (both in-person and virtual attendance options. In-Person seating is limited. Virtual attendance is not limited. Register here.

  • TPCA Annual Conference The Tennessee Primary Care Association’s Annual Conference will meet in-person October 5-7, 2022 at the Embassy Suites in Franklin, TN and will be focused on increasing community health centers’ ability to thrive in today’s dynamic health care environment. The sessions will showcase future directions, best practices, stories of successful collaborations, lessons learned and solutions to community health center issues. Don't miss this opportunity for face-to-face fellowship and peer networking. To view the agenda, click here. To learn more and register, click here.

  • Weitzman ECHO Childhood Trauma This kick-off event will take place on October 7th, and it will connect primary care medical, behavioral health, and school-based health providers as we explore what we know about trauma and its impact on youth, families, schools, and providers. This 18-session program will assist providers with strategies to assess, treat, and support children, adolescents, and their families who are experiencing trauma. Find out more and register here.
  • New Job Postings! New job postings are available on our job board here

  • Build Healthy Places Playbook Download the playbook where rural hospitals are pioneering creative partnerships with community development that pave the way for further investments in their communities. It describes new rural healthcare partnership models of investment. Find out more here. 

  • The Vaccines for Children Program The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention oversee the purchase and distribution for all children under age 19 who are Medicaid eligible, uninsured, underinsured, or are American Indian or Alaska Natives. This guide from the National Academy for State Health Policy explains current gaps in vaccine access for children and how states are addressing barriers to enrollment and cost burdens for providers. Find the guide here.

  • National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family. Click here to see one of this year’s public service announcements created specifically for Black American families. 

  • TennCare has launched a website to share resources and keep the public updated on the unwinding of the federal public health emergency. Find that information here.

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Prevention Lifeline Beginning July 16th, 988 will become the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline will provide compassionate, accessible care and support via phone, text, or online chat to anyone experiencing mental health-related distress. Anyone can use 988 if they have thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crises, or any other kind of emotional distress. Find out more about the new lifeline here.

  • Closing the Gap: Resource Hubs Approach to Rural Veteran Care This resource describes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Clinical Resource Hubs, a telehealth program through the VA's Rocky Mountain Network that increases access to specialized care for rural veterans and discusses the program's cross-catchment approach to cover a wide geographic range and treat a wide variety of conditions. Find the resource here.

  • Improving Access to Maternal Care in Rural Communities Is your hospital struggling to keep your obstetrics unit staff? Do you need innovative solutions to support pregnant women in your community? Ob Hospitalist Group now offers alternative, customized options for rural hospitals of all sizes. Learn more here or contact the Director of Business Development at OB Hospitalist Group, Autumn Davis, RN, at

  • COVID-19 Tests by Mail Every household in the U.S. can now order an additional set of eight COVID-19 tests from The tests are free with free shipping. If you need assistance placing an order, call 1-800-232-0233.

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