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RIDOH: Unvaccinated health workers must wear masks due to widespread flu

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has issued a masking requirement for health care workers who have not received a flu shot. Officials issued...
WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown research could change approach to R.I. opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment is at the core of a new care model created by Brown University researchers looking to offer a restructured approach to opioid...

Rhode Island joins international HIV prevention campaign

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has announced its support of “Undetectable = Untransmittable,” or U=U, an international HIV prevention campaign that is...

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.
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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,...
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