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More babies are being born with exposure to opioids in Rhode Island, the annual KIDS COUNT Factbook has found. more
From health care issues to housing problems, hundreds of nonprofits serving Rhode Islanders benefited from the $18.2 million the Rhode Island Foundation has awarded during the first half of 2016, the organization announced Friday. more
Would people smoke less if cigarettes were sold in plain packages? Early evidence from Australia, which has required them for three years, suggests they might. The plain packs – which prohibit design features and logos such as Marlboro's red and … more
If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of the event. more
In the 5½ years I've been the director, there are some things that have kept me motivated and putting 110 percent effort into my job: n I love what my agency does. The work I have as the administrator of the organization is demanding and … more
Public health in the U.S. has come a long way from the 1960s, when almost half of adults were still smoking. Today that rate is 14.9 percent. The problem is, that's still far too high. Bolder steps to prevent and reduce tobacco addiction are needed … more
In February Katje Afonseca was promoted from director of development to executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State. She is the organization’s youngest-ever executive director in its 50-year history. more
The task of creating CAPP from the ashes of ProCAP was a complicated one. For starters, the federal government imposed a sequester cut and followed that up with a shutdown, which froze all contracts/funding funneled through the state to the … 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
After beginning my career at the International Longevity Center, an aging research, education and advocacy think tank in New York, I knew that I had to get direct-care experience in order to better advocate for seniors and their caregivers in … more
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