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Providence is one of 50 cities in the nation taking part in “Invest Health,” an 18-month initiative to improve health in low-income neighborhoods. more
Almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the most older people with a job since the early 1960s, before the U.S. enacted Medicare. more
Digit Murphy dashed to the podium to accept her Outstanding Mentor award Thursday afternoon at the 2016 Providence Business News Business Women Awards luncheon & Women’s Leadership Summit. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded its 2016 Best Practice awards to GrowSmartRI, House of Hope Community Development Corp., Newport County Community Mental Health Center, Partnership for Providence Parks and Sojourner House in an event held at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s Providence campus Tuesday. more
Rhode Island is the sixth-worst state to grow old, according to a study by Caring.com. more
For the third year in a row, Bristol County is the healthiest county in Rhode Island and Providence County is the least healthy, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. more
Six Rhode Island homeless assistance programs received $2.4 million in Continuum of Care grants from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said recently. more
Providence lawyer Henry Kates is leading the YMCA of Greater Providence on an interim basis until a new CEO is hired. more
Rhode Islanders’ personal income grew 1.9 percent in fourth quarter 2015 compared with the prior year period, and 1.2 percent from fourth quarter 2007, the start of the Great Recession, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. more
As part of the first stage of its three-year, $12 million grant initiative, United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $3.1 million in grant funding to 31 organizations to fund 41 programs throughout the state. more
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