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
Health 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"
National Rural Health Day - November 20, 2014
Read Tennessee's 2014 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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