Rhode to Health mobile unit to provide HIV/AIDS screening, outreach

The caption on this article has been updated to properly identify Rebecca Boss, director, BHDDH, as the second person from the left.

THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND’S Rhode to Health mobile unit will perform HIV/AIDS screening for hard-to-reach populations in the state. Pictured above at the Nov. 28 ribbon-cutting for the mobile unit are, from left, R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott; Rebecca Boss, Director of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals; University of Rhode Island Provost Donald DeHayes; URI President David Dooley; Douglas Dusharm, R.I. HIV Community Advisory Board member; HIV Provision of Care & Special Populations Unit Director Paul Loberti; URI Health Institute Director Bryan Blissmer; and URI College of Health Sciences Dean Gary Liguori. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Health experts from the University of Rhode Island Academic Health Collaborative recently dedicated its new Rhode to Health mobile unit, a 37-foot bus that will perform community health outreach, screening for HIV/AIDS and provide basic clinical and behavioral health care. The vehicle features two soundproof, multiuse exam rooms and an intake and…

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