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Interview: Nashville Public Television 11-22-20

COVID-19, Beyond Numbers | NPT Reports

Executive Director, Jacy Warrell, speaks with Nashville Public Television on COVID and rural health disparities.

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Workforce Development, Health Equity, and Rural Tennessee

Assistant Commissioner Kenyatta Lovett, PhD, Workforce Services, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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2020 Poster Contest Winners

View video announcing poster contest winners.

Overall Winners:

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Commissioner Piercey Talks COVID Testing and Vaccine

When finished viewing, please complete the evaluation https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Nov18Plenary 

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Leading Through Crisis – Lessons from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Complete the evaluation for this session https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Nov19Plenary 

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Governor Lee Declares November 19th Rural Health Day

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Interview: Marketplace 11-13-20

In some isolated rural areas, COVID-19 is hitting hard

https://www.marketplace.org/2020/11/13/some-isolated-rural-areas-covid-19-is-hitting-hard/ 

Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP)

Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP)

TSLRP provides educational loan repayment to qualified primary care practitioners in exchange for an initial 2-year service obligation to practice full-time or part-time at an ambulatory public, non-profit or private non-profit primary care site located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or a facility designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC).  

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Deputy Commissioner Smith talks COVID and Medicaid

Commissioner Schwinn COVID and Education

Rural Health Day Coloring Book

Deputy Commissioner Yancey talks Mental Health, COVID, and Rural Tennessee

Interview: Rural Broadband Today podcast

Rural Broadband Today is a new podcast focused on one of the most important issues facing Rural America. It tells the stories of those working to bring broadband internet access within reach of every citizen. This interview-style show presents conversations with elected officials, industry experts and business leaders at the forefront of America’s efforts to solve the rural broadband challenge.

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March of Dimes: Blanket Change

The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for a woman to give birth, even more so for moms and babies of color. This is a health crisis that has only intensified with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

That is why Rural Health Association of Tennessee has signed on to the #BlanketChange campaign. The campaign outlines key commitments that policymakers, organizations and community leaders can take to improve the health of all moms and babies across the U.S. By supporting #BlanketChange, organizations are calling for eliminating health and racial disparities, driving equity, improving access to care and addressing preventable health conditions.

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Lens on Security

Audience: schools, health care providers, hospitals, clinics, FQHCs

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Letter to Commissioner Smith RE: Cover Rx

With 46 other organizations across Tennessee, Rural Health Association of Tennessee sent a letter to Commissioner Smith with Department of TennCare to request smoking quit aids be added to the CoverRx formulary.  

The full letter may be read here.

2020 Photo Contest

Submit your original photography of rural Tennessee subjects 


2019 color photo contest winner: Amy New

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2020 Poster Contest

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.  

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COVID-19: Sharing Facts and Debunking Fiction

Tennessee Department of Health Epidemiologists will share COVID-19 Facts vs. Fiction.

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Productivity and Workforce Optimization during Unstable Times

RHA of TN's premier partner, Intalere, is offering this workshop free to RHA of TN members and guests.

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