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RIDOH: All 25 R.I. public-housing authorities comply with federal anti-smoking rule

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has recognized all 25 of the state’s public-housing authorities for meeting full state compliance with a new...
COMPOST CENTRAL: Jayne Merner Senecal, owner of Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, the largest commercial-scale licensed composting facility in the state, with Jeff Glover, farm support, who is holding a grabber and bucket that he uses to clean the piles of unwanted items. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island have right approach on food waste?

Tucked in a residential neighborhood of mostly rural Charlestown is the state’s largest commercial-scale compost-processing facility.Second-generation Earth Care Farm owner Jayne Merner Senecal, whose...

R.I. receives over $200K in federal funds for water quality monitoring

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $201,500 in federal funds to help officials conduct water-quality monitoring and alert beachgoers when conditions are unsafe, Sen. Jack...

Addiction Policy Forum launches web resource to aid Rhode Islanders dealing...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health reports 323 people died of an overdose in 2016, with another 39 so far in 2018 –...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. updates pain-management regulations to curb opioid abuse

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has updated its pain-management regulations to require doctors prescribing opioids to discuss the risks of taking the pain reliever, indicate...

Health Department warns against heat-related illness

PROVIDENCE – As weather forecasts predict temperatures in the 90s through the Fourth of July, the R.I. Department of Health urges people to protect...

Raimondo to honor local municipal leaders for overdose prevention plans

WARWICK – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will join the members of Rhode Island's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick...

Five Questions With: Jeffrey Hill

Jeffrey Hill has severed as the R.I. Department of Health’s violence and injury prevention coordinator since October 2016. Previously, he was the youth suicide...

R.I. Department of Health grants $42K for state climate change projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has awarded $42,680 in grants to 10 local groups to work on projects related to climate change...

Whitehouse tours CODAC center to view opioid epidemic impact

PROVIDENCE – While Rhode Island has made significant headway in addressing the opioid crisis, health officials throughout the state say more work is needed...
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