Policy Focus


Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHA) defines key issues relative to the health and well-being of rural Tennesseans. The list is limited but focused to assist in prioritizing needs. Members of RHA of TN can be a valuable assets in addressing the needs through support and involvement in the association and its advocacy.

Focus Areas

  • 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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