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AT A SECOND public comment meeting on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many participants voiced concerns that the integrated health system, which would include Brown University, would monopolize the state's health care.

Monopoly concerns dominate second Lifespan-CNE public comment meeting

PROVIDENCE – Throughout a two-hour meeting held on Wednesday on the proposed Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System merger, many attendees raised...

MHARI: State lacks diversity among mental health workers

PROVIDENCE – The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island on Thursday said the state needs a more diverse pool of behavioral health care workers...
RETAINING PROVIDERS: Jennifer Gaviria, co-founder of the Latino Mental Health Network of Rhode Island, says salaries for multilingual mental health providers need to be raised to retain them.  PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Study: Diversity crucial in mental-health field

Racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island are facing many barriers when seeking mental health treatment and services, according to a report released recently...

New report says racial, ethnic minorities in R.I. face barriers when...

PROVIDENCE – A newly published report says racial and ethnic minorities are facing many more barriers when accessing mental health treatment and services across...
CONCERNED: Paul Adam, a longtime American Cancer Society volunteer, worries about the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on cancer treatment. His twin brother, Peter Adam, was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after the virus appeared in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic adds obstacles to fight against cancer

Paul Adam didn’t think cancer would strike so close to home again. Because of his work as vice state lead ambassador of the American Cancer...

Mental Health Association of R.I. names McNamara Legislator of the Year

PROVIDENCE – State Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, has been named Legislator of the Year by the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island for...

Five Questions With: Laurie-Marie Pisciotta

Laurie-Marie Pisciotta is the executive director of the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island. The month of May is observed nationally as Mental Health...

Mental Health Association of R.I. lines up Mental Health Month workshops

PROVIDENCE – The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island and various other organizations statewide are recognizing May as Mental Health Month with a series...

Report: Out-of-network visits for mental health, substance use remain high in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders regularly venture out of network for mental health care and substance-use treatment, according to a national report released last week. The...

MHARI report details mental health stigma and discrimination

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders struggling with mental health issues often experience discrimination from their health insurance companies and social stigma at work and even...

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