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Social Welfare
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The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced June 23 an investment of $80,000 to Saint Elizabeth Community in Providence to pilot WellCare, an initiative that coordinates care to help older adults living in subsidized housing manage their chronic diseases and live independently. By integrating health services across community-based organizations, the program aims to improve access to care for vulnerable populations. more
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank hosted a breakfast prepared by the organization’s culinary job training program on June 21 to kick off its summer food drive. more
Four-year-old Cranston native Kyrie White was named the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Rhode Island Champion for facing ongoing medical challenges with courage and strength. more
United Way of Rhode Island awarded the Local Initiatives Support Corp. a $150,000 grant in support of the organization’s Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund and its development of safe, high-quality learning environments for children. more
When it comes to income inequality, Rhode Island ranks 28th among the 50 states, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, which said income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s. more
Rhode Island ranked 27th in the nation for overall children’s well-being, and last among New England states, according to the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, published Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. more
Rhode Island is the 11th-worst state to retire rich, according to the latest study by GOBankingRates.com. more
More than 100 Rhode Island residents, including Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, First Gentleman Andy Moffitt, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, celebrated the launch of Pawtucket Central Falls Health Equity Zone’s Building Healthy Neighborhoods Action Plan at a press event at Veterans Memorial Garden Amphitheater in Pawtucket on the evening of June 14. more
Serve Rhode Island and five local service-oriented organizations will share $2.2 million in federal AmeriCorps funding, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Friday. more
Jean M. Johnson left her position as the longtime executive director of the House of Hope Community Development Corp. more
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