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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...

CNE, Partners request expedited merger review under Hospital Conversion Act

PROVIDENCE — Care New England’s year-to-date $40 million loss, mostly attributed to the shuttered Memorial Hospital, qualifies as a significant financial hardship according to...
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R.I. updates pain-management regulations to curb opioid abuse

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has updated its pain-management regulations to require doctors prescribing opioids to discuss the risks of taking the pain reliever, indicate...
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health and Human Services has expanded Medicaid coverage for Direct Acting Anti-viral Drugs to include all Medicaid enrollees.

R.I. expands coverage of hepatitis C-fighting drugs to all Medicaid enrollees

PROVIDENCE — When Medicaid enrollee Michelle Giron was denied coverage for hepatitis C-curing drugs the second time in May, she and the Rhode Island...
CHARTERCARE HEALTH PARTNERS has made an offer for Care New England's Memorial Hospital building, where it intends to restore services, starting with the emergency room. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

CharterCARE makes undisclosed offer for Memorial Hospital

PAWTUCKET — Two months after CharterCARE proposed investing $10 million to restore emergency room services at the former Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island building,...

Kent Hospital to invest $1.7M in patient verification systems after 4...

WARWICK – Kent Hospital, a Care New England facility, has agreed with the R.I. Department of Health to invest at least $1.7 million into...
THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIOIDS video will run on local TV this month to warn people from the dangers of the drugs and addiction. COURTESY/R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. runs $600K prevention campaign ‘The Truth About Opioids’

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced today a local $600,000 social media and television public prevention campaign,...

R.I. Department of Health launches Lyme disease prevention campaign

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health is reminding people to be wary of Lyme-disease-bearing ticks in the wake of reported increases in national...
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