State Government Press Releases

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07/18/2017
CRANSTON, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) today released the detailed performance metrics dashboard that includes June data to help track the progress of the State's UHIP turnaround effort. Highlights from the dashboard include: The number of pending applications...
07/11/2017
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), the federal funding source for DHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), recently updated their rules and now require new pre-service training for CCAP providers. To assist child care providers in meeting these requirements, DHS enlisted the Center...
06/28/2017
DHS Director Hawkins Receives Unanimous Senate Approval PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Senate unanimously approved Courtney E. Hawkins as Director for the Department of Human Services Tuesday afternoon. The native Rhode Islander and current Providence resident, started the role in an...
06/21/2017
Local elected leaders will be in attendance to hear concerns Wednesday, June 21, 2017 State's Director of Veterans Affairs to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Burrillville PROVIDENCE, R.I. The state's Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim J. Yarn will host a town hall-style meeting in...
06/12/2017
On June 12, 2017, Courtney Hawkins started as the new Director Nominee of the state's Department of Human Services. The Rhode Island native, a South Kingstown High School graduate, brings nearly 17 years of accrued skills with her to lead the agency's dedicated staff. She interned at the...
06/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The state's Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim J. Yarn will host a town hall-style meeting Saturday in Bristol to hear from veterans and their families on issues of concern to them. Local elected officials and a representative from United Way's 2-1-1 program will be in attendance...
05/31/2017
DHS Providence and Woonsocket offices will not be open to the public on Saturdays during the summer months of July and August. Customers can come to these two locations this Saturday, June 3rd from 8:30am-12:30pm, or visit any of the six offices during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4pm).
05/26/2017
Today, the Office of the Auditor General released an audit report covering the launch of the state's Health Insurance Exchange (HealthSource RI), as well as the Unified Health Infrastructure Project (UHIP) integrated eligibility system. The Rhode Island Department of Administration (DOA),...
05/24/2017
Providence, Rhode Island, May 24, 2017 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs (RIOVA) announced a new pilot bus pass program today for local veterans. Funded by a grant from Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs, the project will...
05/12/2017
Raimondo Appoints Beane as EOHHS Secretary, Hawkins as DHS Director PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo, today, introduced a new, permanent leadership team for her Health Cabinet and announced that she intends to nominate Eric J. Beane as the next Secretary of the Rhode Island Executive...