State Government Press Releases

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Providence, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has announced that Elizabeth Lange, M.D. has been selected as Rhode Island's first Childhood Immunization Champion by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC launched this new annual award program to honor...
Providence, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today announced its recruitment of new members for the state Pharmacy Board, which licenses and regulates the pharmacy profession, and approves standards of basic pharmacy education programs. HEALTH is currently recruiting one...
"Live Smoke Free RI" Campaign arms landlords, tenants and public housing authorities with powerful resources for establishing smoke-free housing policies The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announced the launch of a new campaign today that is expected to really hit home literally.
Since March 1, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has received reports of six single, sporadic cases of varicella (chickenpox): three in Warwick, one in Cranston, one in North Providence, and one in Woonsocket. Families of potentially-exposed children who attend Totally Kids Child Care,
History of Non-Compliance with State and Federal Standards Dating Back to 2007 The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today announced its intention to begin the process of revoking the healthcare nursing facility license of Pawtuxet Village Care and Rehabilitation Center. This action...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), the Department of Education (RIDE), and the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) are encouraging child care centers and homes to sign up with Let's Move! Child Care, a program to promote children's health by supporting healthier...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announces that as of today, Rhode Island-born adoptees age 25 and older may request non-certified copies of their original, unaltered birth certificates from the State Office of Vital Records. While the State Office cannot release requested...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announced the pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak in Barrington has officially ended, but reminded the public that a nationwide resurgence in the contagious disease should serve as a warning for all children and adults to get up-to-date on their...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is pleased to announce the hire of James McDonald, MD, MPH as Chief Administrative Officer of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline for the State of Rhode Island. McDonald started on February 27. McDonald comes to HEALTH after serving as...
"Tobacco users have a short shelf life. Teens are their replacements." The hard-hitting message is the theme of the Rhode Island Department of Heath (HEALTH) Youth Anti-Tobacco campaign, which launched earlier this week with a series of television, radio, Facebook, and outdoor advertisements. The...