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Tennessee Rural Partnership (TRP)

  • Year Network was Established: 2006
  • Contact Name(s): Mary Ann Watson, Nathalie Preptit
  • Service Area: Statewide
  • Program Overview: The Tennessee Rural Partnership (TRP) is an integrated healthcare workforce network that oversees efforts to connect needed healthcare providers with rural and underserved communities. First incorporated as a nonprofit in 2006, TRP oversees a number of programs that provide resources to both communities in need and primary care practitioners. One significant program administered by TRP is the Tennessee Residency Stipend Program, which is a state-funded program aimed at supporting placement of medical residents in rural and underserved communities.

    In addition to receiving support through state and federal grants and contracts, TRP has been able to sustain and expand its services across Tennessee primarily through the financial support of the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA). As of 2012, TRP is an operating subsidiary of THA.

    There are approximately 20 members of TRP, including representatives from: Read more about Tennessee Rural Partnership in RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations.