Who is the Rural Health Association of Tennessee? 

Founded in December 1994, The Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHA) is a 501c3 non-profit leading the way for a healthy Tennessee through partnerships, advocacy, education, and resources.

Our members of rural hospitals and providers, school health professionals, mental and behavioral health providers, and others are committed to the vision of becoming among the healthiest states in America. We believe in the power of listening and learning through direct service, advancing professional knowledge and development, and elevating the voices of rural Tennesseans.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Access to Member only events
  • Free/discounted job postings
  • Full access to Resource Center
  • Annual Conference member rate
  • Regional Event member rates
  • Member only communications
  • Grant support and technical assistance
  • Pass-through funding opportunities (as eligible)
  • Group Purchasing benefit through Vizient
  • Leadership opportunities and voting rights

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Priority Issues

  • Uninsured rates and Insurance costs
  • Rural provider reimbursement rates
  • Safety Net Eligibility for Rural Health Clinics
  • Rural hospital and clinic investments
  • Healthcare workforce development
  • Access to primary care and women's health
  • Substance misuse prevention and recovery
  • Coordinated School Health
  • Social Drivers of Health
  • Care Coordination 

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