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8 R.I. community health centers to receive $2M to boost COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – Eight Rhode Island community health centers will receive more than $2 million in federal funding to boost vaccination efforts among underserved communities. Sens....
SOJOURNER HOUSE has received $1.1 million in federal grants to help support victims of abuse.

Sojourner House receives $1.1M in federal grants to support abuse victims

PROVIDENCE – Sojourner House announced Thursday that the organization received two federal grants totaling $1.1 million to help expand services for victims of human...
SOJOURNER HOUSE and Tri-County Community Action Agency received a three-year, $499,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women to help improve and expand services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals who are domestic and sexual assault victims.

Sojourner House, Tri-County Community Action receive $499K to expand abuse victim...

PROVIDENCE – Local domestic violence support nonprofit Sojourner House announced Tuesday that it has received a three-year, $499,999 grant from the U.S. Department of...

Dr. Wilfredo Giordano-Perez

2021 40 Under Forty Awards Dr. Wilfredo Giordano-Perez | 35 | Medical Director, Tri-County Community Action Agency; Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Brown...
STATE OFFICIALS are determining plans for the upcoming school year for both vaccinations and creating healthy environments in school in case vaccines for younger children are not available by the fall. AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

State addressing vaccine challenges for children ahead of school year

PROVIDENCE – While children across Rhode Island are enjoying summer vacation after a very unique academic year, the state is working against the clock...
MOISES FORTES of Pawtucket receives the COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Lenny Cioe recently, while Dr. Cristina Pacheco, chief medical officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Inc., supervises vaccine administration at Blackstone Valley’s Central Falls location. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.’s new COVID-19 vaccine strategy will involve family doctors

The R.I. Department of Health is moving to include primary care doctors – the health care professionals with the most intimate knowledge of people’s...
SHOT IN THE ARM: Moises Fortes of Pawtucket receives the COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Lenny Cioe, while Dr. Cristina Pacheco, chief medical officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Inc., supervises vaccine administration at Blackstone Valley’s Central Falls location. The organization will receive $4 million from the American Rescue Plan to help keep services going. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. health centers get crucial cash injection

Karen Mazzola had tears in her eyes when she administered Thundermist Health Center’s first COVID-19 vaccine shot late last year. “I was just overwhelmed with...
HEALTHY DISTRIBUTION: Joseph DeSantis, right, CEO and president of Tri-County Community Action Agency, and Jacquelyn Lorenti, medical assistant, help distribute COVID-19 kits at the agency’s testing site in Johnston, while Medical Director Dr. Wilfredo Giordano-Perez, left, administers a COVID-19 test. The kits distributed by the group include masks, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues and health-related educational information. / COURTESY TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

Tri-County Community Action Agency provides COVID testing, fuel amid pandemic

THE TRI-COUNTY Community Action Agency has been aiding those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, including hosting COVID-19 testing at its Johnston site and...

Loan repayment program a recruiting tool in opioid battle

A federal loan repayment program aimed at getting more health care providers to help people suffering from opioid dependency is crucial to fighting what...
NINE RHODE ISLAND entities will receive a combined $2.1 million in funds related to addressing the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AUDREY RUDAKOV

R.I. to receive $2.1M in HHS funds for opioid treatment...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $2.1 million for opioid treatment programs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday. Of the total,...
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