State Government Press Releases

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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...
11/04/2015
Governor Gina M. Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force unveiled an evidence-based, strategic plan today to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths in Rhode Island by one-third within three years. "It's hard to make it in Rhode Island if you or a family member is struggling...
10/29/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) announce today the lifting of public health advisories on Blackamore Pond in Cranston, Warwick Pond in Warwick, and Melville Pond in Portsmouth. Contact with and recreational...
10/24/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) advises consumers that Whole Foods Market of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is voluntarily recalling bulk and packaged Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad sold in stores in ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY and NJ because it has the potential to be...
10/23/2015
On Monday evening, continuing its efforts to build healthier communities and help Rhode Islanders who are struggling now, Governor Gina M. Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force invites the public to attend a community forum and contribute ideas and feedback for addressing...
10/23/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) advises consumers that Hank's Protein Plus Peanut Butter is voluntarily recalling all products out of an abundance of caution. Hank's Protein Plus Peanut Butter is located in Pawtucket. All products are being recalled because the company was...
10/16/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) advises consumers that Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC and Garibaldi Cannery LLC are voluntarily recalling canned seafood products. Skipannon Brand Seafoods is recalling all lots and all sizes of all canned seafood products. Garibaldi Cannery is recalling...
10/14/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) advises consumers that Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The product being recalled is Dole Spinach coded A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy By date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976 due to a...
10/08/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RI DOH) has launched a statewide effort to provide flu vaccine in Rhode Island schools and communities. Students at every school in Rhode Island can receive flu vaccine free of charge at a vaccination clinic organized for their school, many of which are also...
09/25/2015
As part of statewide efforts to build stronger, healthier communities, members of the public are invited to contribute their ideas to address Rhode Island's addiction and overdose crisis at a community meeting on September 28, hosted by the Governor's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force.