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New program takes aim at Rhode Island overdose crisis

PROVIDENCE – A nearly $900,000 federal grant is funding a new program aimed at the drug overdose crisis in the Ocean State. The Imani Breakthrough...

RIC gets $1M to help boost mental health services in city...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College’s School of Social Work has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
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...

Vaccine hesitancy lower in R.I. than most states, according to federal...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the 12th-lowest vaccine hesitancy of all states and Washington, D.C., according to data from the U.S. Department of Health...

R.I. allocated $21.8M in heating assistance funds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was allocated $21.8 million to help Rhode Island families and seniors with heating costs, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Friday. The...

R.I. Department of Labor and Training awarded $1.3M opioid crisis grant

PROVIDENCE – A $1.3 million federal grant awarded to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will help provide jobs and training to address...
ROHDE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $25.4 million in federal funds in a recent round of CARES Act funds distribution aimed at offsetting costs of caring for coronavirus patients. The hospital was one of five in the state to receive funds in the most recent disbursement. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

5 R.I. hospitals receive $71.3M for COVID-19 costs

PROVIDENCE – A combined $71.3 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds has been disbursed to five Rhode Island hospitals, the...
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State to expand serology testing among high-contact workers

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott recently announced a second, expanded serology testing effort among people in specific high-contact professions...

RIDOH, BHDDH partner on new Buprenorphine Hotline

CRANSTON – Launched this month, a new state hotline is helping people with opioid addiction, or who are suffering from opioid withdrawal, find help...

CareLink working to decontaminate N95 masks for nursing, group homes

EAST PROVIDENCE – CareLink, an East Providence-based nonprofit network of health care providers for seniors, has begun coordinating access to decontamination services for N95...

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