State Government Press Releases

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05/29/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today authorized the certification of the Greenleaf Compassion Center for operation of a Medical Marijuana Compassion Center at 1637 West Main Road in Portsmouth. The Greenleaf Compassion Center will notify the Department of Health...
05/24/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) remind all Rhode Islanders to bring the sunscreen (at least 30 SPF), but leave cigarettes at home as state parks and beaches open for the summer season this Memorial Day...
05/17/2013
PROVIDENCE - In recognition of National Hepatitis C Testing Day on Sunday, May 19, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) encourages all Rhode Islanders born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested for Hepatitis C at least once, or more often if they have known risk factors. Baby Boomers are...
03/27/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that La Preferida, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 56,808 29 oz. cans of La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans (Water & Salt). The Can Code is PINTO LP, BEST BY 01/03/2015, "Time" 3003, and can be found on the top of the can. Consumers...
PROVIDENCE - Show Your Love, a new national campaign, launches today, Valentine's Day, with messages about the importance of engaging in healthy behaviors before making the decision to conceive a child. The campaign was developed by the Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (PHHCI), in...
Michael Fine, M.D., director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), has issued a Declaration of Conclusion of Widespread Influenza Period Statewide. According to HEALTH's regulations, healthcare workers who have not been immunized against influenza are no longer required to wear a...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), Rhode Island Division of State Fire Marshal, Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, and RISAFE will offer free crowd safety management and control training on Monday, February 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Showcase...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) urges those with special healthcare needs to enroll in the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry in advance of the upcoming winter storm. Enrolling in the Registry does not guarantee assistance, but it does allow local and state emergency...
PROVIDENCE - Where you live makes a big difference in how healthy you are likely to be. If you live in a place without safe sidewalks for walking, or without grocery stores that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, you may find it hard to eat right and exercise. If you do not eat right and exercise,...
PROVIDENCE - A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released today shows how each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. is faring in implementing proven strategies that reduce tobacco use, such as comprehensive smoke-free policies, media campaigns, higher prices on tobacco...