Rural Round Table

Upcoming events

    • August 21, 2020
    • 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • November 02, 2020
    • 11:30 PM (CST)
    • Virtual

    The virtual research poster competition is an easy way for students, residents, and faculty to share their research without the costs of producing a “hard-copy” poster.  

    Division winners and the overall winner will receive a modest monetary award.

    View pdf for more details.

    2020 Poster Contest Rules


    Questions? contact Jeffrey LeBoeuf at

    • October 01, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Lunch & Learn


    The Tennessee Health Care Campaign Rural Health Equity team convened a panel of rural health experts and conducted several listening sessions and interviews with stakeholders from 2018 to 2020 in order to better understand the context leading up to rural hospital closures, the effects they have on the surrounding communities, and the potential ways to prevent or mitigate these effects on communities. The team learned that this is a multifaceted problem which necessitates a tailored response from communities, who must involve key stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels. This is not a “one and done” deal and requires ongoing engagement in order to proactively respond to the ever-present shifts in the health care landscape.

    Learning Objectives:

    Following this presentation, participants will understand …

    1.      The extent and impact of rural hospital closures in Tennessee
    2.      How community engagement is requisite to addressing rural health inequities
    3.      Policy recommendations meant to reduce inequities and improve access to needed healthcare services in rural communities
    4.      Resources available for rural communities who face a potential hospital closure.

    Questions? contact Jacy Warrell at

    • November 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • November 20, 2020
    • 3:15 PM (EST)
    • Online Event
    • 279

    Rural Health Association of TN 

    26th Annual Conference 

    Agenda at a Glance
    (all times Central)

    We hope you can join us for some - or all of these events!

    After registering, please place the conference dates on your calendar. In November, you will receive instructions to access our event page and individual sessions. Plenary speakers and membership meeting are no-charge public events. Registration is required.

    Wednesday, November 18th  
      10:00am -11:00 am  TDH Vision for Advancing Public Health in Tennessee
    Dr. Lisa Piercey, Commissioner of Health,
     TN Department of Health 
         11:30 - 12:30 pm 

    Telehealth and Collaborations: A case study between Lee University and Tennessee Schools

             1:00 - 2:00 pm   Addressing Rural Community Opioid Crisis Through
     Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
                2:15 - 3:15 pm

     COVID-19 Vaccine in a World of Vaccine Disinformation

    Thursday, November 19th  National Rural Health Day 
       10:00am -11:00 am                                                                              

    Leading Through Crisis – Lessons Learned Following NASA’s Columbia Accident Johnny Stephenson, Director Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications NASA's Marshall Space   Flight Center 

            11:30 - 12:30 pm  Economic Development and Healthcare in the   Pandemic - Survive and Thrive Through Research and Community Collaboration
                1:00 - 2:00 pm  Lessons Learned from COVID at an Academic Medical Center
                 2:15 - 3:15 pm  Leveraging Community Strengths and Assets to Improve Rural Health and Well-Being in Tennessee

     Friday, November 20th  
                    10:00am -11:00 am     Workforce Development, Health Equity, and Rural Tennessee; Dr. Kenyatta Lovett, Assistant Commissioner   Workforce Services, TN Department of Labor
                        11:30 - 12:30 pm                                                                                        Rural Health Association of Tennessee Membership   Meeting  with Special Guest, Alan Morgan, CEO,   National Rural Health Association
                            1:00 - 2:00 pm  Broadband in Tennessee: Expanding access and   opportunity through connectedness and collaboration
                            2:15 - 3:15 pm

    Preventing and Addressing Burnout among employees & Caregivers

    Bonus Content: Please join as you are able these pre-conference events, at no extra charge.

     Tuesday, November 10th  
                   10:00am -11:00 am                           

    Mental Health, Addiction, and Rural Tennessee;
    Marie Williams, Commissioner Mental Health and   Substance  Abuse Services

                        11:30 - 12:30 pm   Suicide Prevention in Rural TN
     Wednesday, November 11th  
                   10:00am -11:00 am                 Tennessee Department of Education Updates; Dr. Penny Schwinn, Commissioner TN Department of Education
                       11:30 - 12:30 pm                                                            Delivering academically-linked nutrition, physical   activity and healthy living content using online   technology
    Thursday, November 12th   
      10:00am -11:00 am Addressing Health Disparities Among Tennessee’s
    Medicaid Population; 
    Stephen Smith, Director of TennCare
          11:30 - 12:30 pm                       Communicating with Those Living with Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

Past events

September 24, 2020 Lens on Security
September 17, 2020 Intelligent Automation
September 08, 2020 How to Inspire Caregiver Heroes
August 24, 2020 How to Win Back Every Single Customer
August 19, 2020 Disability Rights Complaint Results in New Guidance for Tennessee Hospitals
August 12, 2020 COVID-19: Sharing Facts and Debunking Fiction with your partners in Public Health
August 06, 2020 Productivity & Workforce Optimization during Unstable Times
June 25, 2020 Understanding Addiction and the Brain
June 18, 2020 COVID-19 & Employee Mental Health Webinar
June 04, 2020 A Season of Firsts: Raising Money in a Pandemic!
May 21, 2020 Addiction, Recovery & Employment Virtual Summit
May 13, 2020 Rural Health Fellow of Tennessee
April 23, 2020 TN Reporting Quality and Care Management Services in Rural/Community Health
February 26, 2020 RHA of TN Hill Day 2020
November 20, 2019 RHA of TN 25th Annual Conference
August 01, 2019 West TN Regional Opioid Education Training
July 31, 2019 Middle TN Regional Opioid Education Training
July 30, 2019 East TN Regional Opioid Education Training
May 16, 2019 Decatur/Henderson County Faith and Recovery Forum
May 06, 2019 Middle TN Rural Healthcare Leadership Forum
April 29, 2019 East TN Rural Healthcare Leadership Forum
April 26, 2019 Hidden in Plain Sight: A Collaborative Approach to Mental Health Awareness
April 16, 2019 RHA of TN 2019 Webinar: Post-Acute Transitional Care Utilizing The Swing Bed Program
April 08, 2019 2019 Telehealth Research Symposium
March 26, 2019 RHA of TN 2019 Webinar: Rural Healthcare Board Development 101
March 13, 2019 RHA of TN Hill Day 2019
March 01, 2019 Rural Health Clinic Grant Exploration
February 21, 2019 RHA of TN 2019 Webinar: Guiding Healthcare Workforce Development
January 25, 2019 RHA of TN 2019 Webinar: Rural Health Advocacy Priorities
November 14, 2018 RHAT 24th Annual Conference (Click Here for Event Details)
July 26, 2018 2018 RHA of TN Virtual Poster Competition
July 18, 2018 2018 Rural Health Fly-In
June 20, 2018 2018 Tennessee Telehealth Symposium
June 19, 2018 2018 Rural Health Clinic Symposium
May 04, 2018 Middle TN Regional Workshop
April 25, 2018 West TN Regional Workshop- All Aboard: Getting on Track to Fight Opioid Addiction
March 27, 2018 2018 Tennessee Rural & Health Clinical Documentation & Coding Bootcamp
March 23, 2018 East TN Regional Workshop
March 06, 2018 RHAT Hill Day 2018
November 15, 2017 RHAT 23rd Annual Conference
November 16, 2016 Fall Conference
September 27, 2016 Rural Health Clinic Workshop
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