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Rhode Island has the 13th lowest obesity rate in the nation at 27 percent, and while it landed on the lower end of the scale for states, the obesity rate has climbed since 1990 when it was 10.1 percent. more
Paul Fitzgerald, president and CEO of AIDS Care Ocean State, is the recipient of the inaugural “Hope Harris Memorial Award,” which recognizes a person or organization for dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS. He talks about the need for continued outreach to reduce the rate of new infections. more
Rhode Island’s homeless population declined for the second year in a row in 2014. more
Teny O. Gross is stepping down as executive director of the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence to lead a new nonviolence initiative in Chicago. more
The Carnegie Foundation has selected 240 colleges and universities to receive its 2015 community engagement classification, and the University of Massachusetts was one of only two systems nationwide to have all of its campuses represented. more
After 29 years, Providence Children’s Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell is leaving her post Friday to pursue other projects, the museum announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England in 2013 at 21.5 percent, with Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket having the highest rates in the state, according to Rhode Island Kids Count. more
The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation is holding its first free health and wellness expo, “Your Passport to Survivorship + Wellness,” on Oct. 3. more
Family Service of Rhode Island has been awarded $499,513 through the federal Administration for Children and Families to support the “Together Forever Project,” which focuses on helping children in state care who have been waiting for an adoptive home for at least two years. more
More senior women own their homes today, but those who have a mortgage are burdened by the cost, according to HousingWorks RI. more
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