State Government Press Releases

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09/24/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) launched its annual flu immunization campaign with a kick-off event today at the Rhode Island State House. The dangers of the flu and importance of being vaccinated were discussed by Director of Health Michael Fine, MD, First Lady Stephanie Chafee,...
09/24/2013
Rhode Island ranked seventh overall and fourth in New England in a recent report detailing how well the nation's healthcare systems serve low income individuals. According to The Commonwealth Fund's Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations, 2013 Rhode Island...
09/24/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports that a 33-year-old Exeter resident was diagnosed with viral meningitis caused by West Nile Virus (WNV). The individual first developed symptoms on September 11. "This is yet another reminder that this is the time of year when there are...
09/20/2013
In response to the recent "I'm Shmacked" event at the Roxy nightclub and tonight's "Barstool Blackout" event at the Dunkin Donut Center in Providence, the Department of Health (HEALTH) has reached out to and requested a report from Rhode Island colleges and universities to better understand what...
09/18/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on September 9 in Exeter has been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It is...
09/18/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from three mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set on September 9 have been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The positive WNV results...
09/11/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set on September 3 in Barrington has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). It is the fourth...
09/10/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announce that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set on September 3 in Tiverton and Westerly have been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
09/09/2013
With the population of ticks on the rise in Rhode Island, the Departments of Health (HEALTH) and Environmental Management (DEM) urge Rhode Islanders to protect themselves from tick bites when enjoying the outdoors. "Many of us know someone affected by Lyme disease, so any increase in the tick...
09/06/2013
Hurricanes. Blizzards. Extended power outages. These are all emergencies that can happen here in Rhode Island. September is National Preparedness Month, and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds everyone to prepare now. "Now is the perfect time to think about what you'll need...