Appalachian Regional Commission
A regional economic development agency that represents a
partnership of federal, state, and local government.
Supports the economic and social development throughout
West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama,
Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North
Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee,
and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data,
Delta Regional Authority
A federal-state partnership serving 252 counties and parishes in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Fosters local and regional partnerships that address economic and social challenges to strengthen the Delta economy and the quality of life for Delta residents.
Rural Health Equity Research Center
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded
by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on the impacts of substance use disorder (SUD), access to healthcare and social services, and population health. A collaboration of the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Addiction Science Center, ETSU's Center for Rural Health Research, and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis.
South Central Telehealth Resource Center
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the
federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT).
Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers
in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs
to serve rural and medically underserved areas and
populations. Includes Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Southern Rural Development Center
Strengthens the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being, including health and social services, of people and communities in the rural South. Serves a 13-state area in the Southern region which includes TX, LA, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, FL, KY, SC, NC, VA, and TN.
Tennessee Department of Health
Works to improve the health of all Tennessee residents. Includes child nutrition and wellness, environmental health, health statistics, immunizations, rural health services, traumatic brain injury program, and vital records.
Tennessee Department of Human Services
Provides human services for residents in Tennessee, including food assistance, Families First (TANF), child support, child care services, a community services block grant program, and rehabilitation services.
Tennessee Hospital Association
Works to lead members in advocacy for and support of community-based hospitals and health systems and to assist them in delivering accessible, cost-effective, quality health services.
Tennessee Office of Rural Health
Works to improve and enhance the accessibility, availability, and affordability of quality healthcare in Tennessee by creating a central focus and coordination of rural healthcare resources. A division of the Tennessee Department of Health.
Tennessee Public Health Association
Provides opportunities for health professionals in Tennessee representing diverse service areas to meet and share ideas in an effort to maintain high standards of quality in all aspects of public health.