Who is the Rural Health Association of Tennessee?

Founded in 1995, The Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHA of TN) is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health of rural Tennesseans. Our members of rural health care providers, school health professionals, and others who care about rural health, have worked to affect positive change in the health and well-being of all rural people in Tennessee. By proactively involving our members, partner organizations, and policymakers, we identify rural health concerns and work to resolve those issues through service, education, and advocacy.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Networking opportunities at member only events
  • Member rate at regional meetings and annual conference
  • Rural Health Digest, monthly
  • Printed annual report
  • Opportunity to post jobs on website
  • Access to advocacy and committee meeting
  • Voting rights
  • Technical assistance and grant support

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Priority Issues

  • Substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs)
  • Rural access to health care
  • Special populations
  • Mental/Behavioral Health
  • Health Professions Workforce Development
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Oral Health
  • Rural Emergency Preparedness 
  • Social Determinants of Health
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