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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health is now overseeing 10 Health Equity Zones.

DOH announces 3 more Health Equity Zones

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island communities have been established as Health Equity Zones by the state’s Department of Health.East Providence, Cranston and the West...

Lifespan adds physician signatures to open letter against CNE-Partners merger

PROVIDENCE – As part of a public campaign against a proposed merger between Care New England Health System and Boston-based Partners HealthCare, 165 Lifespan...

Lifespan claims it can block Partners’ proposed acquisition of Care New...

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. says it can block the pending acquisition of Care New England Health System by Boston-based Partners HealthCare because it owns...

Construction, R.I. Convention Center staff undergo naloxone training

PROVIDENCE – As opioid overdoses continue to claim lives throughout the region, some businesses are training their staff on how to recognize and respond...

R.I. sees decline in drug-overdose deaths for second straight year in...

PROVIDENCE – The state saw a decline in drug-overdose deaths for the second straight year in 2018, according to R.I. Department of Health data...

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...

New England Tech, Health Department to collaborate on training

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology is collaborating with the state Department of Health to train New England Tech students in...

Public in the middle on merger dispute

Updated at 9:41 a.m., April 12The state hasn’t even begun its formal review of the proposed merger between Care New England Health System and...
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Five Questions With Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

5Q: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott | Director, R.I. Department of Health1. What do residents who live in a state-designated “health equity zone” get that...

FDA reports young e-cigarette users experiencing seizures

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration reports some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving young people,...
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