Tennessee Rural Community Opioid Response Program (TN-RCORP) 

Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHA) and our 200+ partners are working to reduce SUD by 5% over the next 3 years through prevention, treatment, and recovery education and advocacy.

The first step to becoming a partner is signing up for our monthly newsletter. You'll receive event updates, resources, and consortium meeting notices. We also invite you to become a RHA member and/or attend our annual conference scheduled for November 15th - 18th, 2023 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Joining us will be Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services' Assistant Commissioner Matt Yancey, Tennessee Department of Health's Commissioner Dr. Ralph Alvarado, among other leaders in rural health.

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Toolkit: A Community Guide to Diversion Control & Pharmacy Engagement 

Developed in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy, we've developed a Prescription Drug Take-Back Toolkit and training videos for pharmacies, prevention coalitions, and others interested in the below Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) prevention strategies:

  1. Strategy #1: Prescription Drug Take-Back Events
  2. Strategy #2: Permanent Collection Sites in Pharmacies
  3. Strategy #3: Community Engagement in the Prevention of Opioid Misuse

For videos and additional resources, visit our resource center. (Rural Opioid Response learning module). Member or guest login will be required.

There you will find:

  • The Prescription Drug Take-Back toolkit
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved training for pharmacy education via Tennessee University College of Pharmacy.
  • Promotional materials and partner logos.

TN-RCORP Consortium Members

We thank the following organizations who have consulted this program and/or carried out TN-RCORP activities.

Maury County
Recovery Fest

Read our Year 1 Progress Report.

  • This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with 0% percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov. If you suspect fraud, waste, or abuse of these program funds, please notify a RHA representative and/or follow instructions linked here.
  • This service was supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under GR-21-73441. The contents of this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of or endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you suspect fraud, waste, or abuse of these program funds, please notify a RHA representative and/or follow instructions linked here.