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$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...

EOHHS to launch ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ series

WARWICK – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and partners today will kick off “Let’s Talk About Mental Health,” a series...

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...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has announced a series of community conversations on caring for seniors and Rhode Islanders with disabilities.

Raimondo announces senior care seminar series

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The first in a series of senior care seminars Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced last month is scheduled for June 14...
THE R.I. DELEGATION announced a second round of $2.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. delegation announces second round of $2.1M to fight opioid epidemic

PROVIDENCE - A second round of $2.1 million in federal funds has been awarded to the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and...
SAFE STATION: The PVD Safe Stations program allows those battling drug addiction to come to city fire stations to seek treatment or information. Speaking with Zach R. Kenyon, right, Providence Fire Department acting EMS chief, are firefighters Garrett Sullivan, left, and Alvin Urena. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City fire stations help combat drug addiction

Between 2009 and 2016, more than 1,700 Rhode Islanders died from drug overdoses.This sobering statistic is from the Prevent Overdose Rhode Island action plan...
AT THE PODIUM, Mayor Jorge Elorza helps announce the launch of 12 'safe stations' for addiction referral in Providence fire stations. To his left, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF PROVIDENCE

Providence offers substance addiction referrals at fire stations

PROVIDENCE —  The city of Providence will establish 12 fire stations as 24/7 centers providing referrals for treatment and support for substance based addiction...
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