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Former BHDDH director Boss takes on new role at CODAC

PROVIDENCE – Rebecca Boss, who earned national recognition during her tenure as head of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals,...
REBECCA BOSS, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals will depart her role at the end of the year. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS

Boss to depart BHDDH at end of year

PROVIDENCE – Rebecca Boss, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, will leave the job at the end of...

New app teaches teens about opioid risks, emotional wellness

PROVIDENCE – State officials are targeting teenagers through a new app designed to inform young people about risky substance use, including opioids, and the...

Events held to raise awareness of substance use, celebrate recovery

PROVIDENCE – A number of events focused on increasing awareness and understanding of mental health and substance-use disorders are planned across the state this...

$155K in grants go toward fighting opioid crisis in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A total of more than $150,000 in grants has been awarded to a number of groups across Rhode Island to help combat...

East Bay Community Action Program opens recovery center in Warren

WARREN – As a result of funding from the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, the East Bay Community Action Program...

$360K in grants awarded in Kent, Washington counties for fight against...

PROVIDENCE – Regional prevention coalitions in Kent and Washington counties have announced more than $360,000 in grants to be distributed among 15 community organizations...

Eleanor Slater Hospital to relocate 40 patients during renovations

CRANSTON – A $42 million renovation project at Eleanor Slater Hospital’s Regan Building is scheduled to begin this fall. Updates will include a new HVAC...

Five Questions With: Rebecca Boss

Since 2017, Rebecca Boss has served as director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. She came to the department...

R.I. to launch first 24/7 mental health, substance-use triage, call center...

EAST PROVIDENCE – The state’s first triage and 24/7 hotline call center for overdose and addiction crises, the $1.4 million Behavioral Health Link, will...

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