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

The need for primary care and specialty health professionals in Tennessee’s rural counties continues to grow. This session will discuss the importance of workforce development to improving access to healthcare in rural Tennessee and how afterschool, healthcare providers and facilities, and other community partners can come together to advance workforce development goals.


  • Identify the ways in which workforce development impacts access to healthcare.
  • Learn the needs for healthcare professionals by region and programs available to promote workforce development.
  • Discover the resources and programs available to support healthcare workforce development in rural Tennessee.

Moderator: Bill Jolley, Senior Vice President, Rural Health Issues, Tennessee Hospital Association

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