Is it about healthcare, workforce or Tennessee? Does it inform, educate or inspire? If so, you will find it here.

We have a lot of thoughts. We read a lot of articles. We find healthcare workforce news exciting and sometimes alarming. We write down our thoughts and share the best stories out there to motivate you to join our fight.

Let us know how we are doing or submit a guest blog post.  If we work together we can accomplish anything.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Rural Tennessee is in good hands with Bill Jolley serving on the Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation Act Advisory Committee. Bill is passionate about improving rural healthcare access in the state and has spent his career advocating for Tennessee’s rural hospitals. He currently serves a dual role ...Read More...
Posted on 08/21/2018 1:00 PM by Kristin Neal
Friday, 27 July 2018
Grundy County averaged 32.6 accidental overdose deaths per 100,000 residents between 2012 and 2016, while Williamson County averaged 10.3 in the same time period. Let that sink in. If you are a psychiatry or addiction medicine medical resident, read on. We need your help to address this disparity. Why ...Read More...
Posted on 07/27/2018 4:15 PM by Kristin Neal
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Why should you care about mental health? According to the CDC, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S experiences mental illness in a given year. In 2015, someone committed suicide every 12 seconds. Can you imagine? Count your family, your friends. Now mentally draw an X through every fifth person. ...Read More...
Posted on 07/26/2018 3:40 PM by Kristin Neal
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
JOB SPOTLIGHT: #Physicians needed for Mountain People’s Health Councils, Inc. Email Nathalie Preptit at for more information about the opening! ...Read More...
Posted on 07/24/2018 12:13 PM by Nathalie Preptit
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
"My Why" I grew up in a small rural community. The experiences I had there have shaped my life.  My early career path veered from one track and took me into the healthcare industry. My experience in a large academic medical center showed me one facet of that world. But it wasn’t a good fit for ...Read More...
Posted on 07/18/2018 1:43 PM by Denise Primm
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Upcoming Events

  • We hope to see you at the following events!
  • October 30- November 2, 2018: TAFP 70th Annual Scientific Assembly, Gatlinburg, TN.
  • November 1-2,2018: 2018 Governor's Conference, Nashville, TN
  • November 14-16, 2018: The Rural Health Assocation of Tennessee's 24th Annual Rural Health Conference, Pigeon Forge, TN