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Five Questions With: Dr. Amy Nunn

Dr. Amy Nunn is executive director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, which operates Open Door Health, a health clinic that offers primary...
WORKING TOGETHER: Dr. Christopher Ottiano, middle, medical director of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, explains that health care stakeholders should join forces to improve the system. Panelists participating in the PBN Health Care Summit on April 6 included Dr. Amy Nunn, left, executive director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, and Dr. Robert MacArthur, right, Commonwealth Care Allicance chief medical officer.  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Panel: ARPA funds can help mend health safety net

Lindsay Lang sees trouble coming in maintaining health insurance for some Rhode Islanders, and she wants state lawmakers to act before it’s too late. Lang,...

RIPHI’s Food on the Move launches fourth mobile market

CENTRAL FALLS – The Rhode Island Public Health Institute’s Food on the Move program has added another location to its mobile produce market. The organization...

Five Questions With: Kerri Connolly

Kerri Connolly, food access program manager at Rhode Island Public Health Institute, discusses Food on the Move, a program run by the institute to...

Commonwealth Care Alliance donates $58K to 3 R.I. food-based nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Commonwealth Care Alliance, a Boston-based health care organization for people with complex medical needs, has donated a total of $58,000 to three...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Health Institute and the city of Providence have been allocated $2 million in federal funds to address health inequity in the city's Black and Latino communities that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

Providence, R.I. Public Health Institute get $2M to address health inequities

PROVIDENCE – The city and the Rhode Island Public Health Institute have been allocated $2 million in federal funds to develop, implement and evaluate...

McKee opposes levy on sugary beverages; PPP tax threshold under review

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday said he opposes legislation in the General Assembly calling for a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on bottled and...

Five Questions With: Dr. Amy Nunn

Dr. Amy Nunn, director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, is heading NourishRI’s campaign to levy a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. Revenue...

Sugary beverage tax stirs up debate

New tax legislation could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, and it’s stirring up a debate over the measure’s potential positive...

Downtown Providence experiencing high rates of opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently shared findings and recommendations of two reports examining the high rates of opioid overdoses and strategies to...

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