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Social Welfare
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Public health in the U.S. has come a long way from the 1960s, when almost half of adults were still smoking. Today that rate is 14.9 percent. The problem is, that's still far too high. Bolder steps to prevent and reduce tobacco addiction are needed … more
United Way of Rhode Island is partnering with the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island in an effort to expand local philanthropy. more
Rhode Island is the 22nd best state to retire, according to Bankrate.com, based on cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, state and local tax burden, personal well-being for seniors and weather. more
The Rhode Island Foundation said nonprofits serving Newport County’s six communities have until Feb. 18 to apply for more than $250,000 in grants. more
Sailor, surfer and part-time ski instructor in Aspen, Colo., Clive Bridgham is going to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – but not as an athlete. Rather, the sports medicine chiropractic physician, who maintains a solo practice in Barrington, will volunteer in the Olympic Village’s Polyclinic, as a medical volunteer treating athletes before and during the Olympic Games. more
Sheri L. Pizzi become president of the Justinian Law Society of Rhode Island in September 2015 for a two-year term. She has been a member of the society for 18 years and has served on its board of directors for more than a decade. Here, she describes the value of and challenges to the nonprofit. more
If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of the event. more
Erik B. Wallin is the executive director and general counsel of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, which provides services to veterans. Wallin spoke recently with the Providence Business News about the housing challenges facing the state’s nearly 70,000 veterans. more
Cox Communications and the James M. Cox Foundation will donate a $25,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning center to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick on … more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is partnering with the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket to collect winter apparel in an annual “Warm Hearts, Coats & Stuff Drive.” more
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