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SEN. JACK REED announced that RIDOH will receive $5.4 million in federal funds for health care emergency preparedness. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

DOH receives $5.4M in federal funds for emergency preparedness

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health will receive $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve preparedness and...

RIDOH to receive $1.5M in funding to combat diabetes, heart disease

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Thursday that the R.I. Department of Health’s Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Program will receive $1.5 million...

Municipalities aim to prevent and respond to overdoses

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-four Rhode Island municipalities have developed plans meant to prevent and respond to overdoses at a local level, state officials say.Created to...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $2.3 million in federal funding this year for immunization and vaccine programs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO MATT NAGER

RIDOH receives $2.3M in federal funds for child vaccinations

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Heath will receive $2.3 million in federal funds this year for immunization and vaccine programs, Sen. Jack Reed,...

Providence Safe Stations program sees 100th visitor, city issues $375K in...

PROVIDENCE – Providence Safe Stations, a service that allows people with substance use disorders to seek help at any of the city’s fire stations,...

Newport to launch Safe Stations

NEWPORT – The city has announced that it will be the second municipality in the state to designate its fire stations as points of...

CODAC, Thundermist to partner on telehealth for medication-assisted treatment

CRANSTON – A new partnership between CODAC Behavioral Healthcare and Thundermist Health Center will improve access to medication-assisted treatment for patients seeking help with...

Five Questions With: Erin McDonough

Erin McDonough is the program director for the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team’s Medical Reserve Corps. RIDMAT/MRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recruiting...
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Five Questions With Rainer Lohmann

Rainer Lohmann | Professor, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography1. In 2017 you were picked to direct a national Superfund research...
DISPENSERS WITH free sunscreen are to appear at all Rhode Island beaches this summer. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Free sunscreen available at R.I. beaches

PROVIDENCE – Beach-goers in Rhode Island will have access to free sunscreen this summer thanks to a partnership between the state and a sunscreen...
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