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2024 Spring Regional Events

Regional events are an opportunity to learn more about our RCORP program. Register for your region to hear more about substance use disorder, mental health, and Rural Health Association program updates. Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees. 

Cost: Free for members | $25 for non-members; a networking lunch will be included.

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Call for Proposals

The Rural Health Association of Tennessee's Call for Proposals for our 2024 Annual Conference is now open!

Join RHA as we celebrate 30 years of advocating for rural health in Tennessee. Submit proposals on your research, experience, collaborations, and projects related to the following: 

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2023 Membership Voting

The 2023 Membership Voting is open 

Members may login to RHA's Website for details, including:

  • 2024 Board Officers
  • 2024 Board Members (Each candidate's application is available to view on the Member Landing page)
  • Bylaw Changes (summary of proposed changes is on the Member Landing page)
  • 2024 Proposed Advocacy Priorities 

Voting will remain open through November 16th (Rural Health Day) and results will be shared at our Annual Member Meeting on Friday November 17th (end of Annual Conference).

The voting link will also be available in RHA's Conference App.

HRSA Virtual Job Fair September 20, 2023

Why attend?

HRSA Virtual Job Fairs are free online recruitment events that connect career-seeking health care professionals with representatives from health care facilities across the country.

Learn more about job opportunities, hear details about benefit packages, and find out how you can help underserved communities.

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RHA is a Proud Sponsor of the 4th Annual Maury County Recovery Fest!

September 23, 2023
We are a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual Maury County Recovery Fest!

TennCare redetermination started in April. Our Health Enrollment team will be available to assist with TennCare redetermination, enrollment, and finding low-cost and affordable healthcare options at the Maury County Recovery Fest! Translation services are also available at no cost! Can’t attend the event? Call 866-675-7092 or click here to schedule an appointment with a trained assister.

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RHA Partners with Ovation Healthcare for Training Discounts

In partnership with Ovation Healthcare we've curated a series of virtual webinars specifically aimed toward Hospitals. Webinar Series - Click Each One for Details and Registration:

A list of all remaining 2023 webinars and trainings eligible for discounts can be found here.

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International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Time to Remember. Time to Act. Overdose touches people and communities in many ways. On August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day, let's support the people in our communities who go unrecognized by raising awareness of the hidden impacts of overdose, promoting education of overdose response, and reaching out to politicians to make lasting, lifesaving policy changes.

The 2023 theme, “Recognizing those people who go unseen,” is about acknowledging people in our communities who are affected by overdose but might go unseen in the crisis. 

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29th Annual Conference Agenda Now Available!

Conference Overview

Join us this fall as we welcome a variety of professionals in their field from across Tennessee to present on topics effecting rural Tennessee. Find the agenda for this event here

Registration

Registration for RHA of TN's 29th Annual Conference is now open! 

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Symposium on Prevention and Recovery

Please join TN-RCORP members, Power of Putnam and Tennessee Tech’s Counseling Honor Society Tau Tau, for a collaborative symposium to discuss new developments and best practices in substance use prevention and recovery. In person and virtual options are available.

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Rural Health Clinic Network Kick-Off Event

We're excited to launch the Rural Health Clinic Network, a member group for independent and provider-based clinics in Tennessee.

We held a Kick-Off Event in June to learn more about the clinics' strengths, challenges, and needs. We look forward to supporting the clinics through the Network, offering resources to help them succeed. We hope to foster a community of collaboration and support within the Network.

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Membership Benefits and Orientation Meeting

Join us for a webinar to learn about our programs, people, and impact. The benefits of membership with us include but are not limited to: access to member only events and communications, member pricing for events, access to RHA of TN’s membership database to connect with professionals across the state, access to post on our job board for free, and much more. You can find more of that information here.

Meeting will include: RHA’s History, Mission, Vision, Values, Benefits of Membership, RHA Staff and Programs, RHA Volunteer Committees, RHA Board of Directors, and the Annual Conference and Member Meeting.



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Webinar and Training on MAT/MOUD (Medication Assisted Treatment/Medication for Opioid Use Disorder) and Stigma

Join RHA and Dr. Erica Schlesinger Hurst, Pharm.D., Assistant Chief Pharmacist with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) for a virtual training on MAT/MOUD (Medication Assisted Treatment/Medication for Opioid Use Disorder) and Stigma on August 22, 2023, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT.  

Attendees will learn about and understand the change in brain function during active opioid use disorder, gain the ability to identify medications used to treat opioid use disorder, and have a comprehension of the various stigma affecting the treatment of opioid use disorder.

 

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Come See Us June 24th at a Community Outreach Event in Chattanooga!

Come see us at this Community Outreach Event on June 24th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Resurrected Reformed Baptist Church located at 2230 E 18th St, Chattanooga, TN.

TennCare re-enrollment can be complicated and overwhelming - we'll be there to help you renew, apply for, and keep TennCare, and we will have a Spanish-speaking translation available!

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We Can't Wait to See You at the 29th Annual Conference, November 15 - 17, 2023

We invite you to be a part of the conversation around rural health care by registering for our 29th Annual Conference, "Shining a Light on Rural Health, Advocating for a Brighter Future!" Enjoy networking with like-minded professionals, learning from industry experts, attending engaging sessions, and being part of shaping the future of rural health care in Tennessee. 

To register, and for more information about hotel accommodations and sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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Join Us for a Virtual Training Webinar on Naloxone

Join us for a virtual training webinar on Naloxone on June 27th from 11 am - 12 pm CDT! Topics to be covered include the causes and impacts of the overdose epidemic, the impact of substance misuse on the brain, harm reduction principles, recognizing and responding to an overdose, and how to administer Naloxone. 

Presenter:
Marissa Valentine
Sevier County Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS)
Sevier County Office of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Sevier County C.A.R.E.S.

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Now Hiring! RHA's Healthcare Occupation Event is Open Through June 30th

Rural Health Association of Tennessee’s Job Board features more than 100 jobs from 50+ hiring employers across the state, including hourly and salaried positions. Connect with potential employers, apply for jobs, and set up interviews through our Job Board.

Join us in this virtual event by applying for open positions across the state! 

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Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

RHA's 29th Annual Conference's, “Shining a Light on Rural Health: Advocating for a Brighter Future,” Call for Proposals is now open!

We are now accepting presentation proposals. Proposals should highlight replicable programs, research, and/or collaborative efforts aimed at improving health and access to care in rural Tennessee. The deadline for proposals is May 31st. Make sure to submit your proposal before the upcoming deadline.

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In-Person TennCare Assistance Every Friday in May and June

Rural Health Association is ready to assist patients in keeping their TennCare Coverage! Trained assisters will be at Saint Louise Clinic in Murfreesboro each Friday in May and June from 9am - 1pm CT to help individuals determine if they are still eligible for TennCare and provide other helpful information. Can’t attend the event? Call 866-675-7092 or click here to schedule an appointment with a trained assister.

The address for Saint Louise Clinic is 1020 N Highland Ave A, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

TennCare Re-Enrollment Event in Anderson County

Do you have TennCare or serve those who do? Mandatory re-enrollment of TennCare, Tennessee's state Medicaid program, has started, and we are here to help! We are partnering with Anderson County and Clinton City Schools to participate in their Family Resource Fair!

Join us to if you are in need of help with re-enrollment on May 11th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Clinton Community Center, 101 S. Hicks St., Clinton, TN 37716

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Provider Recruitment and Retention: Using the National Health Service Corps

Rural Health Association of Tennessee invites you to learn more about provider recruitment and retention and how to become a National Health Service Corps Site. Elizabeth Burrows with Burrows Consulting will be presenting this webinar on May 23rd at 10am CST.

Learning Objectives include: 

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