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R.I. Health Department seeks proposals for $1.4M Health Equity Zone funding

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has $1.4 million to enhance the state’s nine current Health Equity Zones, as well as add new ones,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has signed an executive order establishing the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, which will design an informational outreach program to encourage maximum participation in the 2020 U.S. census. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo signs executive order to form census outreach program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed an executive order creating the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, a committee to develop and coordinate...

Women’s Resource Center elects new board members at annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – The Women’s Resource Center, the nonprofit domestic violence and prevention services agency serving Newport and Bristol counties, elected new officials to its...

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

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Health experts from the University of Rhode Island Academic Health Collaborative recently dedicated its new Rhode to Health mobile unit, a...
IN A REPORT in the Rhode Island Medical Journal, Clinica Esperanza posits that its Bridging the (Health Equity) Gap program could save the Rhode Island health care system up to nearly $800,000 annually if expanded to 8,000 uninsured Hispanics statewide.

Study: Clinica Esperanza BTG program could save R.I. health care system...

PROVIDENCE – In a new report slated to be published in the upcoming November edition of the Rhode Island Medical Journal, the Clinica Esperanza/Hope...
OCEAN STATE Job Lot has partnered with the R.I. Department of Health and the American Cancer Society to provide cancer screenings to its 700 employees.

Ocean State Job Lot, RIDOH, ACS partner for employee cancer screenings

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot, a leading discount closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with stores throughout New England, New Jersey and...

EOHHS to launch ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ series

WARWICK – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and partners today will kick off “Let’s Talk About Mental Health,” a series...

RIDOH: All 25 R.I. public-housing authorities comply with federal anti-smoking rule

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has recognized all 25 of the state’s public-housing authorities for meeting full state compliance with a new...
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R.I. updates pain-management regulations to curb opioid abuse

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has updated its pain-management regulations to require doctors prescribing opioids to discuss the risks of taking the pain reliever, indicate...

Health Department warns against heat-related illness

PROVIDENCE – As weather forecasts predict temperatures in the 90s through the Fourth of July, the R.I. Department of Health urges people to protect...
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