Founded in 1995, The Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHA of TN) is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health of rural Tennesseans. Our members of rural health care providers, school health professionals, and others who care about rural health, have worked to affect positive change in the health and well-being of all rural people in Tennessee. By proactively involving our members, partner organizations, and policymakers, we identify rural health concerns and work to resolve those issues through service, education, and advocacy.


RHA of TN’s mission is to be the trusted resource and effect a positive change in the health and well-being of all rural Tennesseans.


To improve the health of rural Tennesseans through advocacy, communication, education, and legislation.

Values of the Rural Health Association of Tennessee

The values with which we approach and accomplish our mission are as follows:

  1. Promote equitable access to appropriate and comprehensive health services for rural Tennesseans.

  2. Maintain a diverse membership that represents all Tennesseans.

  3. Empower members to assist the community in identifying and resolving their own unique health care needs through grassroots efforts.

  4. Recognize the benefits of collaborating with other agencies and organizations in order to positively impact health outcomes.