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R.I. Foundation, R.I. EOHHS offering $1.7M in grants to address opioid...

PROVIDENCE – Applications are now being accepted by the Rhode Island Foundation from local nonprofits seeking $1.7 million in total grants to help address...

Eleanor Slater Hospital reaccredited by Joint Commission

PROVIDENCE – Long-embattled Eleanor Slater Hospital has received reaccreditation from the Joint Commission after a survey and inspections found the hospital to be in...
SPEAKS WITH AUTHORITY: 
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi talks before a joint legislative commission on plastic bottle waste before its meeting in December. Shekarchi has given caution signals about this year’s budget process because of a cloudy fiscal picture ahead. 
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Uneasy money: Worries about returning to deficits hang over General Assembly

The warning flags have been raised: Rhode Island legislators are about to return to reality. After two years of massive surpluses, state budget officials are...
A new pilot program recently launched by the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness will help combine supportive housing and wraparound supportive services to reduce persistent homelessness in Rhode Island. Crossroads Rhode Island is one homelessness support nonprofit aiding in the initiative. / COURTESY CROSSROADS RHODE ISLAND

Pilot program launched to combat homelessness in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A new pilot program involving multiple local nonprofit organizations, a state health office and consulting firms that combines supportive housing and wraparound...

McKee, EOHHS announce procurement for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced the Request For Proposals for Managed Care...

U.S. Department of Education again finds R.I. ‘needs assistance’ regarding early...

PROVIDENCE – For a second consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Education has determined that the state needs assistance in meeting certain requirements of...
HEALTHY CHOICES: Anusha Venkataraman, managing director of the Central Providence Opportunities Health Equity Zone, at Merino Park in Providence, where residents in several city neighborhoods voted to install composting toilets, as well as make improvements at other city parks. 
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These Providence residents were asked how best to spend $1M in...

If you were given $1 million to improve the health and wellness of the people in your neighborhood, how would you spend it? That question...

R.I. leaders announce pilot program for those in need of wound...

CRANSTON – Gov. Daniel J. McKee, the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and its partners announced a pilot program on Aug....
ROUNDTABLE: Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island CEO and President Peter Marino, center, meets with staff at the health insurer’s Smithfield headquarters.
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‘Turbulent time’ for those up for Medicaid renewal

The staff at Thundermist Health Center has been bracing for a flood of work this year, and that flood has now arrived. The center, a...
OUTREACH PREP: Emergency physician Dr. Rebecca Karb, third from left, speaks with health officials and House of Hope Community Development Corp. outreach workers before going to meet with homeless clients.
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Amid housing shortage, access to care wavers

Sitting next to a campfire in a homeless encampment in a wooded area in Providence, emergency room physician Dr. Rebecca Karb found herself looking...
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