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Social Welfare
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Bristol County again is the healthiest county in the state and Providence is the least, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. more
(Updated 11:50 a.m.) The American Heart Association has selected the Providence market as one of 15 around the nation to target health-promotion efforts at the community level using federal funds. more
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Mayor Allan Fung will visit members of the Cranston Senior Services’ Retired Senior Volunteer Program on Monday morning to thank them for their volunteerism and announce more than $150,000 in federal funding to boost their efforts. more
For the third consecutive year, the Amica $75,000 Community Challenge surpassed its fundraising goal, raising more than $180,000. Amica Mutual … more
Harsh winter weather affected R.I. Public Transit Authority ridership in January, causing a 19 percent drop. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $5.6 million to Rhode Island to provide permanent homes and services to low-income people with disabilities in an effort to prevent them from becoming homeless or unnecessarily institutionalized. more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State recently received a $30,000 Amgen Foundation Grant to develop and implement a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum into the mentoring agency’s site-based programming. more
Alex and Ani’s Charity by Design division has awarded $20 million since its inception in February 2011 to 44 charitable organizations, Alex and Ani LLC announced Tuesday in a press release. more
Rhode Island will receive $10.2 million in federal funds to expand the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. Originally created as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal funds are designed to help at-risk families voluntarily receive home visits from nurses, social workers and trained parent educators to improve health, child development and school readiness, according to a release from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
In what amounts to a third record-breaking year, the Rhode Island Foundation awarded more than $34.8 million in grants in 2014 to more than 1,400 nonprofits. more
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