State Government Press Releases

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Resolve today to make 2013 a year of better health. State Director of Health Michael Fine, MD encourages Rhode Islanders to make health and wellness a priority in 2013. "The new year is a great time to focus on improving your health and that of your loved ones," said Fine. "You don't need to...
In honor of the New Year, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is encouraging smokers to quit in 2013 with the launch of its new smoking cessation campaign, "Tobacco Made Me." The new campaign, which showcases personal stories from Rhode Islanders whose lives have been negatively...
PROVIDENCE – The Association of State and Health Territorial Officials (ASTHO) has designated three Rhode Island physicians as "Public Health Heroes." The three designees — Gary Bubly, Josiah D. Rich and Peter Simon — were nominated for this distinction by the Rhode Island Department of Health (...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) recently recognized 16 of the state's 25 public housing authorities for implementing smoking bans in their units — an important step in combating potential exposures to second-hand smoke that were highlighted in a new study by the Centers...
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds all Rhode Islanders that it is not too late to be vaccinated against influenza. The declaration of widespread flu incidence in Rhode Island, issued by the Director of Health on Dec. 5, 2012, remains in effect. "We continue to...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that they should not eat certain products produced by Farmstead Inc. of 186 Wayland Ave. in Providence. Certain food items purchased from the Farmstead Inc. retail shop or through www.farmsteadinc.com are being...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has received a request to change location from the Slater Compassion Center, one of the three approved Compassion Center applicants in Rhode Island. As per HEALTH's Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Medical Marijuana Program,...
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the 10th healthiest state in the nation, according to the recently-released America's Health Rankings®—2012 edition report. Rhode Island's status jumped three spots in the new rankings, up from 13th place last year. According to the report, the state's strengths...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has announced the teen winners and finalists of its inaugural "Say Yes to the Test" video ad contest. Zoe Prescott and Bomina Belden, who co-produced their 30-second video for a class project at Westerly High School, won First Place...
PROVIDENCE – Michael Fine, MD, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), has issued a Declaration of Widespread Flu Incidence Statewide. This declaration triggers Rhode Island's new regulations requiring all healthcare workers who have not been immunized against influenza to wear...