State Government Press Releases

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02/05/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) encourages Rhode Islanders to take advantage of the free, anonymous HIV testing that will be offered by AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI) on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this Sunday, February 7. Testing will take place from noon to 3 p.m....
02/01/2016
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 January 31, 2016.
01/22/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is withdrawing from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at one of its production facilities as part of an investigation into a listeriosis outbreak. The...
01/22/2016
More than 215 healthcare providers are registered for a training tomorrow focused on medication-assisted treatment for opioid-use disorders, a pivotal component of the plan developed by Governor Gina M. Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force to tackle Rhode Island's overdose...
01/19/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Heritage International (USA) Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Trader Joe's Raw Cashew Pieces because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The product comes in a 16-ounce, clear, non-resealable plastic package (...
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...