State Government Press Releases

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01/04/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is releasing the latest data today on confirmed accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island. The data are from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
12/21/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes (24 oz. bag) today. Approximately 6,700 cases of this item may contain some Snickers, Milky Way, and Twix pieces that...
12/16/2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lauded Rhode Island for having immunization rates that are among the highest in the country for several vaccines in different age groups at a national awards ceremony today. "Immunizations are investments in the health of our communities and...
12/15/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) opened the application period today for the Rhode Island Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program, an annual campaign to recruit and retain topflight health professionals and put them to work building healthier communities in medically underserved...
12/02/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announce today that they are lifting the public health advisories issued earlier this year in response to cyanobacteria blooms on Sisson Pond, St. Mary's Pond, and Lawton Valley Reservoir in...
11/30/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is releasing the latest data today on confirmed accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island. The data are from January 1, 2015 through November 29, 2015. Additional data are available online. Final determination on whether a death is due to a...
11/30/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced ambitious new HIV treatment targets today that are aimed at building healthier communities and expanding opportunity for all HIV-positive Rhode Islanders to live long, full lives. The treatment targets are a part of the international 90...
11/19/2015
As a part of ongoing efforts to address Rhode Island's drug overdose crisis, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has developed an education, notification, and enforcement plan to increase healthcare provider registration in the State's system for tracking the prescribing of medication....
11/17/2015
New findings from an extensive survey initiative by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) will inform a number of efforts to improve health outcomes and quality of care, while lowering costs in Rhode Island. These include the state's federally funded work to design and test innovative...
11/17/2015
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has awarded five-year national accreditation status to 17 governmental public health departments. The 14 local and 3 state health departments accredited November 10 represent the largest group of candidates to achieve the prestigious designation since...