RHA of TN 26th Annual Conference

  • November 18, 2020
  • 10:00 AM (EST)
  • November 20, 2020
  • 3:15 PM (EST)
  • Online Event
  • 280


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Member rate will be given access to all sessions including the membership meeting and networking, plus a mailed "swag box" with rural health t-shirt.
  • RHA Membership Meeting, Friday, November 20th from 11:30 - 12:30pm. (all times Central), no cost to members. Does not include "swag box" with RHA tshirt.
  • Attendees who are not RHA of TN members will be able to attend all sessions except for the membership meeting. Registration includes "swag box" with rural health tshirt.
  • There is no charge for plenary speakers, all of whom are government employees (10am - 11am). Attendees to not receive "swag box."
  • Allows 2 complimentary guest registrations- See the Sponsor Prospectus for complete details at http://www.rhat.org/Sponsors
  • This level is only for non-profit & state agencies who do not wish to participate at a higher level. -See the sponsor prospectus for complete details at http://www.rhat.org/Sponsors


Rural Health Association of TN 

26th Annual Conference 

Agenda at a Glance
(all times Central)

We hope you can join us for some - or all of these events!

After registering, please place the conference dates on your calendar. In November, you will receive instructions to access our event page and individual sessions. Plenary speakers and membership meeting are no-charge public events. Registration is required.

Wednesday, November 18th  
  10:00am -11:00 am  TDH Vision for Advancing Public Health in Tennessee
Dr. Lisa Piercey, Commissioner of Health,
 TN Department of Health 
     11:30 - 12:30 pm 

Telehealth and Collaborations: A case study between Lee University and Tennessee Schools

         1:00 - 2:00 pm   Addressing Rural Community Opioid Crisis Through
 Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
            2:15 - 3:15 pm

 COVID-19 Vaccine in a World of Vaccine Disinformation

Thursday, November 19th  National Rural Health Day 
   10:00am -11:00 am                                                                              

Leading Through Crisis – Lessons Learned Following NASA’s Columbia Accident Johnny Stephenson, Director Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications NASA's Marshall Space   Flight Center 

        11:30 - 12:30 pm  Economic Development and Healthcare in the   Pandemic - Survive and Thrive Through Research and Community Collaboration
            1:00 - 2:00 pm  Lessons Learned from COVID at an Academic Medical Center
             2:15 - 3:15 pm  Leveraging Community Strengths and Assets to Improve Rural Health and Well-Being in Tennessee

 Friday, November 20th  
                10:00am -11:00 am     Workforce Development, Health Equity, and Rural Tennessee; Dr. Kenyatta Lovett, Assistant Commissioner   Workforce Services, TN Department of Labor
                    11:30 - 12:30 pm                                                                                        Rural Health Association of Tennessee Membership   Meeting  with Special Guest, Alan Morgan, CEO,   National Rural Health Association
                        1:00 - 2:00 pm  Broadband in Tennessee: Expanding access and   opportunity through connectedness and collaboration
                        2:15 - 3:15 pm

Preventing and Addressing Burnout among employees & Caregivers

Bonus Content: Please join as you are able these pre-conference events, at no extra charge.

 Tuesday, November 10th  
               10:00am -11:00 am                           

Mental Health, Addiction, and Rural Tennessee;
Marie Williams, Commissioner Mental Health and   Substance  Abuse Services

                    11:30 - 12:30 pm   Suicide Prevention in Rural TN
 Wednesday, November 11th  
               10:00am -11:00 am                 Tennessee Department of Education Updates; Dr. Penny Schwinn, Commissioner TN Department of Education
                   11:30 - 12:30 pm                                                            Delivering academically-linked nutrition, physical   activity and healthy living content using online   technology
Thursday, November 12th   
  10:00am -11:00 am Addressing Health Disparities Among Tennessee’s
Medicaid Population; 
Stephen Smith, Director of TennCare
      11:30 - 12:30 pm                       Communicating with Those Living with Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

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