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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,...

R.I. receives $2M in federal funds for Early Head Start program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $2 million in federal Early Head Start funds to promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of low-income...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health reports declining opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. reports slight decline in opioid overdose deaths as national figures...

PROVIDENCE — The Ocean State has recorded a slight downturn in the number of opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and the start of 2018...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Health and Human Services announced $15 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. receives $15M in federal funds to combat opioids

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is receiving $15 million to combat the opioid crisis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the department...

Organ donor advocacy group honors nine local hospitals for donation support

PROVIDENCE – The Workplace Partnership for Life has recognized nine local hospitals for their efforts supporting enrollment in organ and tissue donation registries. The organization,...

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