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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...

R.I. receives $5M to aid seniors, disabled during pandemic

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $5 million in federal funds to help seniors and the disabled during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Jack Reed,...
RHODE ISLAND was granted $17.1 million in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis, HHS announced Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES

R.I. to receive $17M in federal funds for opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $17.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
FEDERAL approval of a state reinsurance program has lowered 2020 individual health insurance rates in Rhode Island.

R.I. reinsurance program lowers individual health insurance rates

PROVIDENCE – A new state program has earned federal approval, paving the way for savings on health insurance premiums for some consumers. The health insurance...
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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