Emmaus Consulting joining RHAT regional meeting planning process

Shannon Haynes, Director of Client Development for Emmaus Consulting, is pleased to join Rural Health Association of Tennessee on the planning committee for each of the three regional meetings planned for 2017.

The Rural Health Association of Tennessee is the only group in Tennessee that specifically and exclusively focuses on Tennessee’s rural citizens – they advocate and educate on rural health issues.

RHAT Areas of Concern in Rural Tennessee

Rural Access to Health Care
Substance Abuse
Special Populations
Mental/Behavioral Health
Health Professions Education
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Oral Health
Rural Emergency Preparedness

These three planning committees are made up of leaders in rural health and will bring together professionals interested in public health for three one-day conferences. East Tennessee is scheduled to be held in Kingsport, TN on April 21, 2017. Middle Tennessee is discussing Cookeville and Lebanon as potential locations and is scheduled for April 28th. West Tennessee is scheduled to be held in Jackson, TN on May 12th.  More information to come as plans are set and locations and meeting places are confirmed.

The target audience is local public health officials, healthcare providers, coordinators of school health and any others who are interested in healthcare in rural areas.

Stay tuned for more information to come on these events. To learn more, visit

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