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
RHAT Legislative Priorities and Principles 2015
Find your state legislator at this link to share with them your support of the RHAT priorities.
Read our statement of support here.
Read more about Insure Tennessee here and here.
RHAT is a member of the Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee. Read our letter to Governor Haslam.
Save the Date!
Annual Conference 2015
November 18-20, 2015
Music Road Hotel & Convention Center
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Deadline October 30, 2015
Click here for more information.
The Rural Emergency Acute Care Act
The Rural Emergency Acute Care Hospital Act of 2015 (S.1648) was introduced June 23, 2015 by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), to establish a new Medicare payment designation, the Rural Emergency Hospital to sustain emergency services in rural communities.NRHA applauds the forward thinking of Sen. Grassley by introducing a new model of rural health care to provide rural hospitals and communities a path forward to provide local care. Click here for more information.
National Rural Health Association
Sr. Vice-President, Member Services
Healthcare Exchange (Marketplace) Resources
Five Tips for Enrolling in Health Insurance
Health Law Helper (Consumer Reports)
Helpful Phone Numbers & Links (from TN Primary Care Association)
Tip Sheet for the Newly Insured
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 a sample "Rural Health Digest"
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