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Middle Tennessee Regional Workshop
Spring is a great time to gather together for refreshers on your favorite topics.

Join us on April 14th at the Wilson Co. Administrative and Training Complex in Lebanon for the Middle Tennessee Regional Workshop Event. We will have a array of presentations from experts in their fields.

Registration will begin in the next couple of weeks. More information will follow as well as a registration link. So go ahead and save the date! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Spreading the word about why the COVID-19 vaccine is important, and why the people in your life or community should receive it, should be easy. And it is with our "Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy" toolkit.

Find unbranded graphics and information to share here. As also, find the latest recommendations from the CDC regarding COVID-19 here.
Tennessee Day of Hope

We are excited to partner with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and United Way to hold the "TN Day of Hope" on March 10, 2022 as our West TN Regional Workshop. Breakfast will be held at Casey Jones Village from 8:30-10:00, and follow up will be held at Union University from 11-1pm.

Register for this event on March 10th here.

Member Spotlight

Our member, A Step Ahead Chattanooga, has a commitment to removing barriers to contraception through education, outreach, and access to free birth control. Find out more on our blog.
 
Events
  • Health Equity Webinar Join us on March 11th for the webinar "Health Equity, Poverty, and Rural Resilience" by Michael Meit. Register for this webinar here.

  • Day on the Hill Don't forget to register to join us at the annual RHA of TN's Day on the Hill on March 9th. Register for the event here.

  • Tennessee Day of Hope We are excited to partner with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and United Way to host the "TN Day of Hope" on March 10, 2022 as our West TN Regional Workshop. Register here.

  • St. Jude International HPV Awareness Seminar St. Jude is hosting four seminars on HPV Cancer Prevention Program leading up to International HPV Awareness Day on March 4th. Register for the seminars here.

  • TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Join TDMHSAS's webinar "Facts about Fentanyl" on March 8th. Register for the event here

  • Rural Graduate Medical Education Learn about the "Impact of CMS Rule Changes on Rural GME" on March 8th. Register here.

  • Why do Black Males Consider Suicide? Join Dr. Sean Joe, a social work scientist, highlights the emerging science on suicidal behavior among Black Americans. Register for the webinar here.

  • 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.

  • 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.
Resources

  • Call for Committee Members! If you are interested in being on the conference committee, please email Allie at [email protected]

  • SURVEY If you are in a facility that would be subject to the vaccine mandate, please take a few minutes to complete our survey to weigh in on the issue. Providing contact information for follow up is voluntary. Take the survey here.



  • Children's Dental Health Month February is Children's Dental Health Month. Find resources for children's dental care here.



  • Resources for Inclusive Communications Find out more information on how to make your website accessible to the disability community. Click here to access the resource guide

  • American Heart Association We were glad to hear from the American Heart Association Tennessee to discuss ways heart health can be accessible in rural towns. View our blog for more information.

  • FDA Update FDA postpones advisory committee meeting to discuss request for authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of Age. Find the article here.


  • NEW Job Board Rural Health Association is hiring! New jobs have been added to the RHA of TN job board. Those can be found 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!

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 656,
Decaturville, TN 38329