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The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized the payment of real estate or job creation tax credits to three companies Monday totaling more than $10.4 million, two of which are establishing new jobs in a planned move to Rhode Island. more
A new $2.5 million scholarship, youth mentoring and services fund dedicated to the state’s African-American community and established through a collaboration between the Rhode Island Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative and Bannister House was announced by the foundation Monday. more
Heroin deaths may have declined 32 percent in Rhode Island from 2014 to 2015, but the Ocean State still has among the highest rates of death from drug overdoses in the country. more
At least twice a week, Tanja Vanderlinde says patients call in to say they can’t afford drugs. more
(Updated 11:28 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was high-spirited, as was the crowd of some 100 leaders from Rhode Island’s business, health care and academic sectors this morning, when she announced that Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s most well-known and largest health care companies, will site a health technology center here. more
The Obama administration on Dec. 14 finalized a new regulation to protect birth control, cancer screening and other basic health care for more than 4 million people across the country, including more than 70,000 people in Connecticut and Rhode Island, according to a press statement from Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. more
Kent Hospital announced that Dr. John Gelzhiser, system director of inpatient medicine at Care New England and a hospitalist at Kent Hospital, has been named a Top Doc by the American College of Physicians’ magazine, ACP Hospitalist. more
(Updated 11:40 a.m.) Rhode Island’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment has identified three priority health needs: behavioral health, chronic disease (diabetes and heart disease) and maternal and child health for the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s member hospitals to focus on. more
To address a chronic lack of mental health services for adolescents in southeastern Massachusetts, Southcoast Behavioral Health has opened a 24-bed psychiatric unit and, pending approval of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, will also open an outpatient treatment center. more
The impact of losing 1,000 lives in Rhode Island over four years to drug overdoses is astonishing, said Dr. Josiah “Jody” D. Rich, professor of medicine and epidemiology at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University and director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at The Miriam Hospital. more
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