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R.I. to launch first 24/7 mental health, substance-use triage, call center...

EAST PROVIDENCE – The state’s first triage and 24/7 hotline call center for overdose and addiction crises, the $1.4 million Behavioral Health Link, will...

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to raise awareness about disability employment issues and demonstrate commitment to an inclusive workplace...

Brown, RIH awarded $800K for trial of recovery intervention for opioid...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital have received an $800,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation for the first randomized, controlled...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has announced a series of community conversations on caring for seniors and Rhode Islanders with disabilities.

Raimondo announces senior care seminar series

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The first in a series of senior care seminars Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced last month is scheduled for June 14...
THE R.I. DELEGATION announced a second round of $2.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. delegation announces second round of $2.1M to fight opioid epidemic

PROVIDENCE - A second round of $2.1 million in federal funds has been awarded to the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and the organization Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together will host a free speaker seminar on the opioid epidemic Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. Department of Health to host free opioid-addiction speaker seminar

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health and the organization Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together will host a free speaker seminar on the...
AT THE PODIUM, Mayor Jorge Elorza helps announce the launch of 12 'safe stations' for addiction referral in Providence fire stations. To his left, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF PROVIDENCE

Providence offers substance addiction referrals at fire stations

PROVIDENCE —  The city of Providence will establish 12 fire stations as 24/7 centers providing referrals for treatment and support for substance based addiction...
THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT for Rhode Island is next to Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. /COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Federal judge considering court-ordered action on budget impasse

PROVIDENCE – With uncertainty surrounding the state budget impasse, a U.S. District Court judge on Friday said he’d consider ordering Rhode Island to maintain...
ABOVE, GOV. GINA M. Raimondo, left, Larry J. Merlo, right. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO / COURTESY CVS HEALTH CORP.

Raimondo, CVS and CCA team up for opioid Center of Excellence...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M Raimondo and CVS Health Corp. announced a partnership to open an Opioid Center of Excellence in Woonsocket to expand...
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