Children in Rhode Island gained new learning and enrichment options through Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Awards
Serving the local community
SPH students served the hardest hit parts of the city.
What the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us about the future of public health
School of Public Health alumni make a difference in the health of populations at home and around the world every day.
Health Impact: Read the Warning Signs
IF IT’S TRUE THAT THIRD-GRADE READING proficiency helps predict a child’s achievement later in life, then accord-ing to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College Careers (PARCC) exam, assessing third graders’ reading levels, the future doesn’t look bright for the majority of Rhode Island’s kids. In 2015, the exam showed that just over one-third […]
Climate Change Champion Creating a healthy, sustainable, and resilient future for all Rhode Islanders health.ri.gov Tell us about your role at the Rhode Island Department of Health. How does the Department of Health engage with environmental concerns? My program’s mission is to prepare for the human health effects of climate change and to create a healthy, […]
Assessing and Addressing RI’s West African Immigrant Community
An estimated 13,100 immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa live in Providence County.
The Rhode Island Public Health Institute: Eliminating Health Disparities in Rhode Island and Beyond
Whether it’s providing a source for fresh fruits and vegetables, encouraging physical activity in school-aged children, or expanding access to HIV and Hepatitis C testing, the ultimate goal of all the Rhode Island Public Health Institute’s programs is to eliminate health disparities, in Rhode Island and beyond. Eliminating health disparities is a tall order. Many […]
Conference on addressing the health disparities of the opioid epidemic features Dr. Joshua Sharfstein
Rhode Island is no stranger to the dangers of opioid addiction and overdose. In 2015 there were 258 opioid overdose deaths in the state, more than those due to homicide, motor vehicle accidents, and suicide, combined. This represents the 6th highest rate of opioid overdoses in the nation.
Brown Experts Advise Governor’s Overdose Task Force
The statistics are startling. In 2014, 239 people in RI lost their lives to overdose, more than the number of homicides, motor vehicle deaths, and suicides combined. The problems of opioid dependence and accidental drug overdose have been growing for some time. And growing in direct relation to a dramatic increase in the amount of […]