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Social Welfare
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Crossroads Rhode Island held a ribbon cutting on Monday for its newest affordable housing development, Whitmarsh House Apartments at 528 Dexter St., that features 11 efficiency apartments for chronically homeless individuals and youth age 18-24. more
(Updated 4 p.m.) Southcoast Health announced Tuesday that its Campaign for Southcoast Health has received a $1.1 million donation for maternity care from the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation. more
The link between socio-economic status and school performance is weakening for U.S. students, a sign of improving equity in American education even as U.S. teens continue to lag behind their international counterparts in math, reading and science, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. more
The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island will break in the new year with Comedy for a Cause: Laugh Your Head Off prior to its annual Statewide Brain Injury Conference. more
American employers lose about $226 billion annually due to health care expenses and health-related losses in productivity, according to a statement from Southcoast Health, and employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical premiums for one increasingly problematic health issue – obesity. What’s an employer to do? 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
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
In its fifth year, Bike Newport Night 2016 is raising funds for dedicated bike-friendly initiatives on March 3. The event, which has a $20 admission fee, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St. more
Thomas M. Ryan, a member of the University of Rhode Island’s Class of 1975 and former chairman and CEO of CVS Health Corp., was elected as chairman of the URI Foundation board of directors, the school announced Tuesday. more
What three words best describe your staff? Diverse, passionate, dedicated. What three words would your staff use to describe work? Rewarding, fun, important. What employee benefit is the most important among staff … more
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