Become a Rural Health Fellow

  The Rural Health Association of TN (RHA of TN) is excited to announce the Rural Health Fellow of TN (RHF of TN) program geared toward highly motivated    individuals who have a proven dedication to improving the health of rural Tennesseans through their educational and professional experience. The goal of        the fellow’s program is to educate, develop and inspire a networked community of rural health leaders who will step forward to serve in key positions in the      Rural Health Association of Tennessee, affiliated rural health advocacy groups and local and state rural health focused initiatives. The Rural Health Fellows      should be committed to advocating on behalf of rural health and should be dedicated to the RHA of TN’s mission.  The program will include a focus on              community-based health improvement programs and development of grassroots advocacy skills.  In addition, rural health fellows will demonstrate a                  continuous desire to learn new skills, advance their knowledge and serve their rural communities through advocacy and engagement efforts.  Come join us      and become a Rural Health Fellow of TN.


  ·        Applicants to the Rural Health Fellow of TN Program must be members of the RHA of TN

  ·        Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the health of people residing in rural Tennessee. This commitment must be demonstrated in the curriculum vitae/resume of the applicant with at least 3 years of rural-specific professional experience

  ·        Applicants must complete a minimum of 60 hours of Fellow Approved continuing education prior to applying to the fellow’s program.  Once Fellow status is achieved, members must complete 60 hours of Fellow Approved continuing education over a 3 year period to maintain the RHF of TN designation.

  ·        Applicants must complete a Community Health Improvement Project or Legislative/ Regulatory / Policy Position Paper

  • The Community Health Improvement Project must create a benefit to specific rural areas of Tennessee.
  • The Legislative / Regulatory/ Policy Position Paper must address emerging regulatory or policy initiatives specific to rural health in Tennessee.


  Take the Next Step

  Are you interested in taking the next step in your rural health career and have 3+ years of rural health experience?  If so, now is your time.  Applications will      be accepted through February 28, 2019. Those achieving Rural Health Fellow status in 2019 will be recognized at the 25th Annual Conference of the Rural      Health Association of Tennessee.

  Email Application to and pay $100 application fee online

  Printable Application  

  Complete application and submit with $100 application fee to:

  RHA of TN

  PO Box 656 

  Decaturville, TN 38329

  Successfully completing the Fellow Program will earn you your RHF credentials. 


  Questions? Contact Rebecca Jolley, RHA of TN Executive Director at 615-624-0082 or

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