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Hope Dealers: West Tennessee’s Faith-Based Initiative Team Builds

Rural Health Association of TN, Helping Hands of TN & Historic First Baptist Church to host an in-person event in West Tennessee for Faith-Based Leaders. 

Session Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the 10 Guiding Principles of Recovery in the context of practical community and faith-based advocacy and intervention strategies.
  • Explore the unique role of collaboration and resource-sharing in addressing the opioid pandemic and other addiction issues in rural communities.
  • Understand the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services’ unique peer-led, grassroots approach to advocacy.
Space is limited! To attend R.S.V.P. using the following link: Click here

International Drug Overdose Day

August 31, 2021

Join Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and our many members who are  raising awareness on how to prevent and respond to overdose.

Inspired by annual community events hosted in Melbourne, Australia, International Overdose Awareness Day was brought to the global stage in 2012 as nations like the United States and Australia were beginning to understand the magnitude of the opioid crisis. Since 2012, IOAD has maintained it’s original purpose to raise awareness, reduce stigma of drug-related death and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdose.

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Carequest, NRHA Sponsoring Annual Conference Sessions

CareQuest and the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) are sponsoring a pair of Nov. 18th sessions at 
the Rural Health Association of Tennessee's 27th Annual Conference.

The NRHA will lead off that morning with a session from 8:30 - 9:30am EST titled "Rural Health in the United States – Updates from the National Rural Health Association," which will feature NRHA Vice President for Member Services Brock Slabach Sr.

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2021 Academic Poster Competition

6th Annual Student, Resident and Faculty Virtual Poster Competition Information 

This virtual research poster competition is a low-cost way for students, residents and faculty to share their research without the costs of producing a “hard-copy” poster.  

Division winners and the overall winner will receive a gift certificate or modest cash award (check).

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Maternal Health in Rural Tennessee

RHA of TN hosted a Maternal Health in rural Tennessee webinar. Visit our Rural Resource Center to view the recordings and resources.

RHA of TN Members, click the tab below. Once you are on the Rural Resource Center page click the "Login" link in the upper right hand corner of the page. Scroll down to the Maternal Health in Rural TN session and click the "Details" tab. Select and click the video title to view the recordings. For Non-Members, click the tab below. Scroll down to the Maternal Health in Rural TN session and click the "Details" tab to view each session. You will be prompted to login as a guest. Select and click the video title to view the recordings.
To view the recorded sessions:
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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Communities (4-part Series)

RHA of TN hosted a 4 part series on addressing vaccine hesitancy in rural Tennessee. Visit our Rural Resource Center to view the recordings and access the resources that went with the webinar.

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Integrated Health: A Model of Patient Care

Elizabeth BallElizabeth Ball is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in integrated health care models in Tennessee. Join her and Mike Coleman, CEO of McKenzie Medical Center, a rural health clinic in West Tennessee to talk about their integrated health model on May 4th, 2021 from 11am - 12pm Central.

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Grant Announcement

Rural Health Association of Tennessee will receive a grant from Delta Regional Authority to launch "pre-apprenticeship" program in West Tennessee.

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Workforce Development, Health Equity, and Rural Tennessee

Assistant Commissioner Kenyatta Lovett, PhD, Workforce Services, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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2020 Poster Contest Winners

View video announcing poster contest winners.

Overall Winners:

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Governor Lee Declares November 19th Rural Health Day

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Deputy Commissioner Smith talks COVID and Medicaid

Commissioner Schwinn COVID and Education

Lens on Security

Audience: schools, health care providers, hospitals, clinics, FQHCs

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2020 Photo Contest

Submit your original photography of rural Tennessee subjects 


2019 color photo contest winner: Amy New

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2020 Poster Contest

The virtual research poster competition is an easy way for students, residents, and faculty to share their research without the costs of producing a “hard-copy” poster.  

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COVID-19: Sharing Facts and Debunking Fiction

Tennessee Department of Health Epidemiologists will share COVID-19 Facts vs. Fiction.

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TN Department of Health Provider Webinars

To support providers keep up with the fast pace of information related to COVID, Tennessee Department of Health is hosting provider webinars

https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/covid-19-webinars.html