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Tennessee Rural Health Awards

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Rural Health Association of Tennessee
Aug 18, 2023


The Rural Health Association of Tennessee offers honorary awards for programs and people who are working to improve rural health in Tennessee.

Public nomination award categories:

  • Rural Health Professional of the Year - An individual (Association member) who has made an outstanding contribution of major significance in any area of rural health
  • Eloise Q. Hatmaker Distinguished Service - Recognizes an individual who has contributed outstanding service to the Association and rural health over a period of years
  • Special Exemplary Project - Recognizes an organization or group that has successfully developed a unique program or project that advances rural health
  • Award of Merit - Recognizes any individual, group of individuals, or agency, which made an outstanding contribution of major significance to the rural health movement
  • Rural Health Practitioner of the Year - A direct service provider honored for leadership in bringing health services to citizens of rural Tennessee
  • Al Grant Award - Individual who has exhibited above-and-beyond exemplary-initiative in forwarding the cause of rural health in Tennessee over the person's career
  • Jerry McEwen Hero Award - An individual in Rural Tennessee who has exhibited a heroic deed, going above and beyond the call of duty
  • Collaboration Award - Recognizes an outstanding individual, organization, company, governmental unit, or other entity that has worked jointly with others to develop a process to achieve a common goal toward the betterment of rural health

Awards will be announced at the annual conference to be held November 15-17, 2023 in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Eligibility requirements differ with the award categories.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Awards are honorary.

Application process

A link to the nomination form is available on the program website.

Completed forms may be emailed to or mailed to:
RHA of TN Awards Committee
PO Box 656
Decaturville, TN 38329

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Health workforce · Leadership · Tennessee

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