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Grant Announcement

Rural Health Association of Tennessee will receive a grant from Delta Regional Authority to launch "pre-apprenticeship" program in West Tennessee.

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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

Workforce Development, Health, and Rural Tennessee

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2020 Poster Contest Winners

View video announcing poster contest winners.

Overall Winners:

  • Overall Winner: Poster P-3:  Incorporating Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum in a New Internal Medicine Residency Program  Tuong Vi Do, DO, Shyam Ganti, MD, Jayaramakrishna Depa, MD.   Appalachian Regional Healthcare Internal Medicine Residency Program, Harlan and Whitesburg, Kentucky
  • Overall Runner Up:  Poster U-1:  Correctional Career Pathways Replication Program:   New Perspectives in the COVID-19 Era.  Joshua Fortmann, MPH Candidate, ETSU College of Public Health.  Ginny Kidwell, Executive Director, Tennessee Institute of Public Health  
  • 3rd Overall:  Poster P-2:  Adherence to Chronic Opioid Guidelines: A CDC Opioid Collaboration Project  ETSU  Angela Harless, DNP, FNP-C  Patti Vanhook, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN 

  • 4th Overall (Tie):   Poster F-1:  Determining the Area of Highest Risk Environment for Opioid Overdose In Washington County, Tn. A Novel Methodology as a Proof of Concept    Sam Pettyjohn, DrPH, MPH (1,2,3) Hadii Mamudu, PhD. (1) Joel Hillhouse, PhD. (1) Rob Pack PhD. (1,3). East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health; 2. ETSU Center for Rural Health Research; 3. ETSU Addiction Science Center.   
  • 4th Overall (Tie):   Poster D-11:  Follow-Up: Provision of Buprenorphine to Pregnant Women by For-Profit Clinics in an Appalachian City Hannah D Holt, Dr. Martin E Olsen MD, ETSU QCOM Obstetrics and Gynecology Department


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Governor Lee Declares November 19th Rural Health Day

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Deputy Commissioner Smith talks COVID and Medicaid

Commissioner Schwinn COVID and Education

Lens on Security

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

Learning Objectives:
- To learn more about the foundational steps healthcare organizations can take to build and deploy an effective, multi-layered cybersecurity strategy. 
- Gain a big picture view of the cybersecurity landscape and attain more insight into your organization’s own cybersecurity posture. 
- How to best leverage trusted partners to augment and scale your organization’s cybersecurity efforts.

2020 Photo Contest

Submit your original photography of rural Tennessee subjects 

2019 color photo contest winner: Amy New

Download Rules (or review below)

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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.  

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

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COVID-19: Sharing Facts and Debunking Fiction

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

Learning Objectives:
- Recent Tennessee COVID-19 epidemiology and disease surveillance data
- Evidence base for mask recommendations
- Fact and fiction on masks

TN Department of Health Provider Webinars

To support providers keep up with the fast pace of information related to COVID, Tennessee Department of Health is hosting provider webinars