About Rural Health Association of Tennessee
The Rural Health Association of Tennessee is the only group in Tennessee that specifically and exclusively focuses on Tennessee's rural citizens - we advocate and educate on rural health issues.
Our Areas of Concern in Rural Tennessee:
- Rural Access to Health Care
- Substance Abuse
- Special Populations
- Mental/Behavioral Health
- Health Professions Education
- Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
- Oral Health
- Rural Emergency Preparedness
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Legislative Issues for 2013
- Medicaid Expansion
- Motorcycle helmets for all riders
- Hospital Assessment Fee
- Mid-level provider prescribing privileges
See Grassroots Advocacy Section
Community-based primary care services must be strengthened and access to health care for all people in Tennessee must be accomplished. RHAT seeks to maximize access to services that are shown to be efficacious through evidence-based, peer-reviewed studies. In areas of political controversy, RHAT seeks the greatest good of patients and populations above the interests of professional groups and special interest organizations. RHAT seeks to support programs that foster growth to independence in patients and populations.
Announcing Rural Health Association's 19th Annual Conference
November 20-22, 2013 at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge
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Comment from attendee at 2012 conference-
"The RHAT conference was wonderful this year. The sessions were great and I love the convenience of walking from my room to the conference rooms. The food was excellent and the hotel staff was courteous and helpful at all times."
-Carol Bailey, Coordinated School Health, Marion County, Jasper TN
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