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RIDOH launches campaign urging proper use of antibiotics

PROVIDENCE – In reaction to a recently released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the R.I. Department of Health has announced...

New program addresses mental health needs for pregnant and postpartum women

PROVIDENCE – Depression and behavioral health care for pregnant and postpartum women are among the issues addressed in a new statewide program created by...

RIDOH announces 120-day ban on flavored e-cigarette sales

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health announced Friday emergency health regulations immediately banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes for 120 days. During this period,...

R.I. Department of Health begins new opioid awareness campaign

PROVIDENCE – Last week the R.I. Department of Health launched Over the Dose RI, an educational campaign to reduce the misuse and abuse of...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has decided to hold off on regulation a group of chemicals, called PFAS, sometimes found in water supplies and soil.

State waits on regulating ’emerging chemical of concern’

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island state health officials are holding off regulating a group of man-made chemicals used in non-stick products that are linked to...
HIGHER PRIORITIES: Mario Bueno, executive director of Progreso Latino, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive social services to Latin Americans in Rhode Island, speaks with Johanna Tones, bookkeeper. Bueno said the 2020 census is not as high a priority for immigrants as other, more-pressing concerns, such as working and housing.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Rhode Island could lose one of its two U.S. House seats...

The last time a U.S. census form arrived in the mail, Marcela Betancur helped her mother fill it out. As a 20-year-old, she had...

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...
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