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R.I. Health Department seeks proposals for $1.4M Health Equity Zone funding

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has $1.4 million to enhance the state’s nine current Health Equity Zones, as well as add new ones,...
FLU VACCINES are up 10 percent over last year, a good sign for this year's flu season, the R.I. Department of Health reports. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

RIDOH: Flu shots up 10% this year, vaccine covers predominant strain

PROVIDENCE — The recurring flu virus strain, H1N1, is predominant this flu season, which bodes well for Rhode Island as about 10 percent more...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has received a petition from B&B Consulting to add opioid addiction to the list of conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

B&B Consulting asks state to allow medical marijuana as opioid addiction...

WARWICK — B&B Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center/B&B Consulting has petitioned the R.I. Department of Health to add opioid addiction to the list of conditions...
DRUGMAKERS ARE PREPARING to raise prices Jan. 1 following promises that they wouldn’t raise their prices in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

CDC: R.I. opioid death rate drops to 11th in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Friday’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opioid overdose report showed a decrease in overall deaths from 326 in 2016 to 320...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE and Care New England have filed their merger application with the R.I. Department of Health. A 90-day review process begins today.

Partners, CNE and Brigham Health file merger review with RIDOH

PROVIDENCE— Partners HealthCare and Brigham Health filed an application today with the R.I. Department of Health and R.I. Attorney General, seeking approval of Partners'...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE has only R.I. Department of Health’s review of its intended merger with Care New England remaining before it can proceed with the deal.

FTC: No challenge for Partners, CNE merger

NEW YORK —The Federal Trade Commission is not opposing the merger of Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts and Care New England, the commission confirmed today.Betsy...
The R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and Women & Infant Hospital's new initiative will use $3.2 million to treat, screen for pregnancy-related mood disorders. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS

RIDOH, Women & Infants partner on $3.2M initiative to screen, treat...

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Department of Health and Women & Infants Hospital will partner in a $3.2 million grant-funded initiative providing prepartum and postpartum...
WASHINGTON COUNTY has the highest suicide rate in Rhode Island /COURTESY HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds receives $2 million to curb suicide deaths...

RICHMOND — South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds—one of Rhode Island’s 10 Health Equity Zones— has received $2 million from the Substance Abuse and...
RHODE ISLAND is accepting public comment on the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner’s new regulation governing health insurance network plans and has scheduled an public hearing on the rules for Sept. 19.

Public comment open for OHIC’s proposed health insurance network regulation

PROVIDENCE — In 2017, The Health Care Accessibility and Quality Assurance Act switched jurisdiction for health insurance network plans from the R.I. Department of...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health and CDC report that teen immunization rates have dropped but remain among the highest in the United States.

Report: R.I. teen immunization rates drop, remain among highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s immunization rates for teenagers remain among the highest in the nation, the R.I. Department of Health and the Centers for...
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