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


Message from our President

Joellen Edwards, PhD:

Thank you for all you do for rural health in Tennessee!


Annual Conference 2014: "Twenty Years of Reaching for the Stars" 

 November 19-21, 2014
 Music Road Convention Center
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Middle TN Regional Meeting
September 5, 2014
A Free Event for Everyone

Maury County Health Department
1909 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401

Affordable Care Act
Population Health
Health Professional Workforce
Tobacco Prevention Initiatives
Rx Drug Abuse

Click here for the agenda. Exhibit space is also available.



Nominate yourself or that other special person who has made a difference in the health of rural Tennesseans. Here are the forms.


Health Exchange (Marketplace) Resources

Tip Sheet for the Newly Insured  

Quick Info

Learn 4 steps to getting coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Need help navigating the Health Exchange Marketplace? Many organizations are serving as Navigator Organizations and have staff and partner organizations to assist. Click here for a list.

Read our latest "Rural Health Digest"


National Rural Health Day - November 20, 2014

Read Tennessee's 2013 Proclamation



Drive Your County to Top Ten report provides rankings and action items specific to each of the 34 health measures presented in Robert Wood Johnson & University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. 


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