Who is the Rural Health Association of Tennessee?

Founded in 1995, The Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHA) is a 501c3 non-profit leading the way for a healthy Tennessee through partnerships, advocacy, education, and resources. Our members of rural health care providers, school health professionals, mental and behavioral health providers, and others are committed to the vision of becoming among the healthiest states in America. We believe in the power of listening and learning through direct service, advancing professional knowledge and development, and elevating voices of rural Tennesseans through advocacy.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Group Purchasing benefit through Vizient
  • Free/Discounted Job Postings
  • Networking opportunities at member only events
  • Full Access to Resource Center
  • Member rate at annual meeting & virtual events
  • Rural Health Digest, bi-weekly
  • Technical assistance and grant support
  • Leadership Opportunities and Voting Rights

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Priority Issues

  • Improving access to healthcare
  • Eliminating health disparities
  • Reducing uninsured rates
  • Health professions workforce development
  • Chronic and infectious disease prevention
  • Substance abuse disorder prevention
  • Improving social-economic drivers of health
  • Reducing infant and maternal mortality

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