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Five Questions With: Dr. Philip Salko

Dr. Philip Salko was named president of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians in March. A member of University Orthopedics, Salko specializes in primary...

EOHHS to launch ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ series

WARWICK – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and partners today will kick off “Let’s Talk About Mental Health,” a series...
THE WEST ELMWOOD DEVELOPMENT CORP. and the R.I. Department of Health received $1.75 million over two years to improve educational, social and health outcomes for expectant and parenting teens and college students in Rhode Island.

West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. and RIDOH receive $1.75M to help...

PROVIDENCE – The West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. and the R.I. Department of Health received $1.75 in federal funds to improve educational, social and...
WASHINGTON COUNTY has the highest suicide rate in Rhode Island /COURTESY HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds receives $2 million to curb suicide deaths...

RICHMOND — South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds—one of Rhode Island’s 10 Health Equity Zones— has received $2 million from the Substance Abuse and...

Reed: Pawtucket and Providence receive $2M to address lead paint

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket and Providence will receive nearly $2 million in federal grants to identify and address lead-based paint hazards, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.,...
THE RHODE ISLAND Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review will require Care New England to maintain its Memorial Hospital site as part of the hospital’s closure plan. /COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND.

CNE required to maintain Memorial Hospital building as part of closure...

PROVIDENCE — Care New England’s plan to board up the former Memorial Hospital with 750 sheets of plywood and shut off power to the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health and CDC report that teen immunization rates have dropped but remain among the highest in the United States.

Report: R.I. teen immunization rates drop, remain among highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s immunization rates for teenagers remain among the highest in the nation, the R.I. Department of Health and the Centers for...
THE DEA has proposed reducing the national manufacturing quotas of several opioid medications to aid in fighting an opoid addiction epidemic in the United States. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

Justice Department, DEA propose reduction of opioid manufacturing quotas

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed reducing controlled substance manufacturing by between 7 and 15 percent in...

CNE, Partners request expedited merger review under Hospital Conversion Act

PROVIDENCE — Care New England’s year-to-date $40 million loss, mostly attributed to the shuttered Memorial Hospital, qualifies as a significant financial hardship according to...

Beane, EOHHS cabinet enjoy community day in Olneyville

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Executive Office of Health & Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane hosted a community day in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence...
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