Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development

Formerly the Tennessee Rural Partnership

Creating better healthcare for Tennessee

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Improving the Health of Tennesseans by Guiding Healthcare Workforce Development

Workforce in Tennessee

There are shortages and unequal distribution of the healthcare workforce in Tennessee. We aim to fix that. It's a lofty goal but one that is attainable. 

We are prepared and committed to help effect change. For you.  For us.  For Tennessee.

For You.  For Us.  For Tennessee.

Our programs include: recruiting and placing physicians and psychiatric nurse practitioners in shortage areas, providing money to medical residents in exchange for a commitment to serve, up to $30,000 available to hospitals and health centers to attract qualified caregivers, matching medical residents with rural rotations,  addressing the issues that cause nurses to leave hospital based employment and educating Tennessee students about the healthcare professions.


Our Allied Partners

Tennessee hospitals
Five Tennessee Medical Schools
Community Health Centers
Associations Representing Healthcare Professions
Nurse Educators & Practitioners 
Allied Health Educators & Professionals
Tennessee HOSA
The State of Tennessee

Primary Care

Tennessee ranks 45th our of 50 states on the 2017 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report Card. We believe, as do many others and national studies, that a strong primary care workforce leads to a healthier population and Tennessee. We are committed to adapting to the ever-changing landscape, but are always actively recruiting the following specialities:

  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics / Gynecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine / Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Dentistry