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THE R.I. EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health and Human Services and the R.I. Office of Healthy Aging announced Tuesday that they will offer financial assistance to adult day health centers in the Ocean State impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIEOHHS, RIOHA to financially help adult day care centers impacted by...

PROVIDENCE – In a joint partnership announced Tuesday, the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the R.I. Office of Healthy Aging...

Shaffer named Rhode Island’s new Medicaid director

CRANSTON – Benjamin Shaffer has been appointed as the state’s new Medicaid director, a role he’s been filling on an interim basis since February...

State leases 2 commercial facilities for alternate medical sites, third lease...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Short-term leases have been authorized for two facilities in Rhode Island that are expected to be converted into field hospitals related...

R.I. leaders grapple with $200M budget deficit

Rhode Island has a budget deficit, again. By definition, a structural deficit is a persistent budget situation in which revenues are growing slower than expenditures....
SOME GOOD NEWS: Lee-Ann Quinn’s son, Zach, just turned 21 and his family learned recently that the state will continue to cover the nursing care that he needs to stay at home. About 15 other families are waiting for word on similar benefits for children who’ve recently aged out of pediatric benefits. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Anxious R.I. families await decision on special medical coverage

Like most kids, Zach Quinn and Corinna Calise lived at home with their families for their entire lives. But the two, both of whom...
WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown research could change approach to R.I. opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment is at the core of a new care model created by Brown University researchers looking to offer a restructured approach to opioid...
CARETAKER: Jo Ellen Mistarz is the executive director of The Village Common of Rhode Island, which has its office at Hamilton House in Providence and connects seniors with volunteer services. Despite the thousands of elderly people in Rhode Island, Mistarz says only about 200 are members of organizations such as the Providence Village, which is part of the Village Common. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Movement to help elders ‘age in place’ expanding in R.I.

For Anne Connor, a volunteer with the nonprofit Providence Village of Rhode Island since its inception in 2015, giving rides to elderly members isn’t...

Virtual Dementia Tour at CCRI to show participants effects of condition

NEWPORT – The Community College of Rhode Island will offer a free Second Wind Dreams Virtual Dementia Tour at its Newport campus from 3...
A COLLABORATION between Brown University, Rhode Island and the Peterson Center on Healthcare aimed at lowering health care costs through the use of data has begun its second phase. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Next phase of R.I. Health Care Cost Trends Project commences

PROVIDENCE – Phase two of the Health Care Cost Trends Project, a collaboration between the R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, the R.I....
RHODE ISLAND was awarded a $3.4 million planning grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expand the capacity to treat substance use disorders by Medicaid providers in the state. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $3.4M federal grant to expand addiction treatment by Medicaid...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was awarded a $3.5 million planning grant to increase the state’s treatment capacity of Medicaid providers for substance use disorder...

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