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The Rhode Island Foundation has committed $1 million towards implementation of a 10-year health initiative. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation commits $1M to 10-year health plan for state

PROVIDENCE – After more than a year of poring over vast amounts of data related to the health of Rhode Islanders, the Rhode Island...

R.I. leaders grapple with $200M budget deficit

Rhode Island has a budget deficit, again. By definition, a structural deficit is a persistent budget situation in which revenues are growing slower than expenditures....

Raimondo names Kathryn Power to head BHDDH

PROVIDENCE - Kathryn Power has been picked to head the state’s Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, which she previously led for...
NEW ROLE: Womazetta Jones, left, who was nominated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, right, as secretary of the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and began her new role in late July, said there’s an absolute necessity to better deliver services respectful of cultural and economic diversity.
 / COURTESY DAVID LEVESQUE

Five questions with Womazetta Jones

Womazetta Jones | Secretary, R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services 1. You became Rhode Island’s chief of health and human services in late...
RHODE ISLAND was awarded a $3.4 million planning grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expand the capacity to treat substance use disorders by Medicaid providers in the state. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $3.4M federal grant to expand addiction treatment by Medicaid...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was awarded a $3.5 million planning grant to increase the state’s treatment capacity of Medicaid providers for substance use disorder...

DHS, DOH partner to award preschool-development grants

PROVIDENCE – As a result of a partnership between the R.I. Department of Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health, five health equity...

Raimondo names choice to lead EOHHS

PROVIDENCE – Following a national search, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has nominated Womazetta Jones to be secretary of the R.I. Executive Office of Health...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO will nominate Womazetta Jones to be the secretary of the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOVERNOR GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo names choice to lead EOHHS

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will nominate Womazetta Jones to be Secretary of the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the...

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