State Government Press Releases

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01/06/2014
Dr. Michael Fine, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), announced today that Sarah Harrigan has been named HEALTH's new Chief of Staff. In this role, Mrs. Harrigan will oversee staff management and the oversight of hiring at the state agency with approximately 435 employees.
12/31/2013
1. Spend time with people you love. 2. Find easy and enjoyable ways to exercise 30 minutes a day. (http://www.health.ri.gov/healthyweight/about/physicalactivity/) 3. Drink water from a cup or a glass rather than a plastic bottle, and find ways to cut back the sugar, one drink at a time. (...
12/13/2013
Providence, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is issuing an advisory to remind people of precautions to take in extreme cold and during winter storms. Frigid temperatures are predicted into the weekend and a winter storm is expected. It is especially important that all Rhode...
12/13/2013
Providence, RI Michael Fine, MD, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today announced that James Palmer has been named Chief, Office of Health Promotion, for the Department. In this role Palmer will serve as principal Public Information Officer and oversee communications...
11/27/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health encourages Rhode Islanders to take steps to make health part of their holiday this Thanksgiving. This holiday is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with people you love, which is what we mean by health. Below are some tips to stay healthy. Taste, don't...
11/27/2013
HEALTH wants to remind local businesses of the health and safety issues associated with Black Friday retail events. HEALTH's OSHA Consultation Program has visited over 50 employers to educate them about the risks and dangers associated with crowd control management at large "door buster" opening...
11/22/2013
First Lady Stephanie D. Chafee and Director of Health Michael Fine, MD will be vaccinating Rhode Islanders at two no-cost flu vaccination clinics on Saturday, November 23rd and Monday, November 25th. November 23rd: King's Cathedral 1860 Westminster Street, Providence 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...
11/21/2013
In honor of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is reminding all Rhode Islanders about the dangers of tobacco use and the importance of quitting smoking. The observance falls on the third Thursday of November each year and...
11/14/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the March of Dimes are kicking off Prematurity Awareness Month this November with new initiatives designed to reduce preterm birth and early elective deliveries in Rhode Island. The partnership includes an educational campaign, a November 14...
11/13/2013
In a new public service announcement (PSA) released today by the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), First Lady Stephanie D. Chafee is reminding all Rhode Islanders about the importance of being vaccinated against the flu before the holiday season arrives. The PSA will be airing...