Funding from Rhode Island Local Initiative Support Corporation & Citizens Bank Growing Communities Grant, the Providence Department of Recreation and the R.I. Department of Health enabled most of the children to participate on scholarships – many riding a bike for the first time.
In UnitedHealthcare’s annual list of America’s healthiest states, the America’s 2013 Health Rankings, Rhode Island slid three spots to No. 19 from its adjusted 2012 ranking at No. 16. The study, released Wednesday, found that the Ocean State ranked in the top 10 on three of 30 measures, but ranked poorly on measures such as drug deaths, preventable hospitalizations and socioeconomic health disparity.
A grand reopening of the 736 Branch Ave. McDonald’s on Aug. 16 included presentation of a grant for $25,000 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England to the restaurant’s charitable partner, Big Brothers of Rhode Island.
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