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Tennessee resources via the Rural Health Information Hub

Rural health resources for Tennessee with information provided by the Rural Health Information Hub

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News: Telehealth Gives Rural Tennessee Residents Access to Specialist Care

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:56:06 -0600

Highlights the efforts of Tennessee's University Clinical Health, a physician group associated with the University of Tennessee's College of Medicine, to bring telehealth to rural and remote areas of west Tennessee. Two clinics serving McKenzie and Tipton counties will provide access to specialists through community health centers, clinics, and schools.

Funding opportunity: Health Information Outreach Award: Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:24:59 -0600

Funding for projects in the Southeastern/Atlantic region that improve health literacy; increase the ability of the general public to find and use health information; or improve health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information. -- National Library of Medicine

Event: 2018 80th Tennessee Hospital Association Annual Meeting

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:15:06 -0600

Franklin TN
October 17, 2018 -- Tennessee Hospital Association

News: After Losing Its Hospital, A Small Tennessee Town Shows One Way To Make Do

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:59:05 -0600

Highlights rural Tennessee hospitals closures and their impact on rural residents while exploring the hospital-clinic hybrid that one community in the state has devised. While this facility does not provide 24 hour services, an emergency room, or surgery capabilities, it does provide more than a standard clinic including x-rays, breathing treatments, and an ambulance service.

Event: 2018 1st Annual Rural Health Association of TN Legislative Symposium

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:55:07 -0600

Lebanon TN
May 23, 2018 -- Tennessee Rural Health Association

Event: 2018 Middle Tennessee Regional Workshop

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:46:34 -0600

Nashville TN
May 4, 2018 -- Tennessee Rural Health Association

Event: 2018 24th Annual Tennessee Rural Health Association Conference

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:22:53 -0600

Pigeon Forge TN
November 14, 2018 -- Tennessee Rural Health Association

Event: 2018 East Tennessee Regional Workshop

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:17:00 -0600

Greeneville TN
March 23, 2018 -- Tennessee Rural Health Association

Event: LGBTQ Health Equity in Appalachia: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:07:46 -0600

Knoxville TN
April 6, 2018

Event: 2018 Rural Health Coding and Documentation Bootcamp - Tennessee

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:21:31 -0600

Jackson TN
March 27, 2018 -- Tennessee Rural Health Association

Resource: Tennessee State Health Plan: 2016 Update

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:05:54 -0600

Supports mission to improve the health of the people of Tennessee by developing Standards and Criteria for the Certificate of Need program, to ensure that affordable, high-quality healthcare is available. Includes standards and criteria for Freestanding Emergency Departments and the Organ Transplantation program. -- Tennessee Department of Health

Event: 2018 Bi-annual International Rural Nursing Conference

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:15:33 -0600

Nashville TN
July 23, 2018 -- Rural Nurse Organization

Event: 2018 Annual EMS World Expo

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:25:24 -0500

Nashville TN
October 29, 2018 -- EMS World, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

Event: 2018 83rd Annual NACo Conference and Exposition

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:27:51 -0500

Nashville TN
July 13, 2018 -- National Association of Counties

Funding opportunity: Water and Wastewater Loans

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:43:40 -0500

Loans, with terms up to 15 years, for small, rural community water and wastewater projects in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

Resource: Co-ops Play Vital Role in Extending Broadband in Rural Tennessee

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:51:30 -0500

Discusses the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act's impact on economic development, education, and healthcare improvement, and the ways in which Tennessee co-ops have supported the initiative. -- USDA Rural Development

Resource: Geographic Variation in Mortality Among Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Cancer in Tennessee: Does Race Matter?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:23:55 -0500

Presents a study of geographic variation of children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer in rural Tennessee. Analyzes data by race and mortality. Includes a maps of urban/rural mortality and mortality clusters for cancer patients under 21 from 2004-2011.

Resource: The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:55:40 -0500

Provides state and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Includes breakdowns by five levels of urban or rural county types. -- Appalachian Regional Commission

Resource: Tennessee Hospital Association 2017 Rural Impact Report

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:25:15 -0500

Describes hospitals' economic impact on rural Tennessee communities and the effect of hospital closures. Includes county-level statistics on ER visits, births, cost of bad debt and charity care, number of employees, salaries, and total economic impact. -- Tennessee Hospital Association

Funding opportunity: American Electric Power Foundation Grants

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:01:33 -0600

Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, human services, education, and the environment in American Electric Power's eleven state service area.

Funding opportunity: Tennessee Rural Rotation Opportunities

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:32:19 -0500

Opportunities for medical residents in Tennessee to participate in rotations at a variety of rural practice sites across the state. -- Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development

Funding opportunity: Community Incentive for Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 11:41:53 -0500

Provides funding to assist rural and underserved practice sites to recruit and retain qualified physicians in Tennessee. -- Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development

Funding opportunity: Scholarship for Obstetrical Simulation Course Emergencies & Catastrophes

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:55:52 -0600

Provides scholarships to attend obstetrical simulation course to family medicine physicians, nurse midwives and licensed midwives who practice in a rural healthcare setting in the southeastern United States.

Resource: Increases in Acute Hepatitis B Virus Infections - Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia, 2006-2013

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:44:45 -0600

Reports on increased rates of hepatitis B infections in three Appalachian states, particularly among injection drug users and in non-urban areas. -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding opportunity: Baptist Healing Trust Grants

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:09:22 -0500

Offers funding to nonprofit organizations providing healthcare services to vulnerable populations or advocating for quality healthcare for vulnerable populations in Middle Tennessee.

Organization: Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:40:29 -0500

A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Kentucky supporting and conducting research, and education to prevent occupational illness and injury, and improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the Southeast.

Resource: Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Tennessee

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:39:54 -0500

Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities. -- Rural Health Information Hub

Resource: Increases in Hepatitis C Virus Infection Related to Injection Drug Use Among Persons Aged ≤30 Years - Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, 2006-2012

Fri, 08 May 2015 08:18:49 -0500

Discusses opioid abuse, drug injecting, and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection in central Appalachia, with data on HCV infection rates for four states. Includes data for rural and urban areas by gender and race/ethnicity. -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding opportunity: Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:49:12 -0500

Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in rural Appalachian areas, allowing them to remain in the United States. -- Appalachian Regional Commission

Funding opportunity: Tennessee Rural Partnership Rural Clinician Recruitment Assistance

Thu, 01 May 2014 15:34:13 -0500

Offers free clinician recruitment assistance to practices in rural and underserved communities in Tennessee. -- Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development