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COVID-19 Updates from TN Dept. of Health
Sept. 23 from 11am - 12pm 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.

Early Bird Registration

Register by September 30th to receive early bird rates for the annual conference this November 17th -19th!

A few speakers include:
  • Brock Slabach, Sr. Vice-President, National Rural Health Association 
  • Dr. Monty Burks, Director of Faith Based Initiatives, TDMHSAS
  • Shayla Sanderson, State Coordinator, Tennessee Coordinated School Health

Scholarships for East TN

Thanks to a project funded by Health and Human Services Administration (HRSA), we are waiving the $175 conference registration fee for 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

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.
  • Overdose Prevention Events Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services participated in Overdose Prevention Day, August 31st. Events will continue throughout September. Click here to learn more.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mental Health America Back to School Toolkit - A lot of kids and teens haven't been able to feel safe or stable over the last year because of the trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways it has disrupted "normal life." This toolkit "Facing Fears, Supporting Students" is for parents, caregivers, and school personnel with strategies to support mental health. Click here.

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

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Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors
for making these events and our annual conference possible
Mailing Address:
PO Box 656,
Decaturville, TN 38329