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State-level public health programs that protect and improve the health of the population through comprehensive efforts at the community level to prevent, control and eradicate disease and disabilities; eliminate environmental health hazards; promote sanitary living conditions; and recognize, prevent and control conditions in the workplace that constitute health hazards or place workers at risk for accidents. (AIRS Public Health JP)

3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-4615
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Organization Name: RI Department of Health
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Address:
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-4615
Toll Free Phone: 401-222-5954
Eligibility: Middle School and High School and young adults
Services Provided:

Trainings
State wide youth led conference with national speakers

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Dare to Dream Initiative provides opportunities for youth with special needs to develop skills, relationships and leadership ability. The Dare to Dream Initiative provides a framework for local community groups and schools to receive technical assistance to start Dare to Dream clubs and to develop Dare to Dream workshops. The workshops highlight strategies that help prepare students for college, career and independent living.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/18/2021
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
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Organization Name: RI Department of Health
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Address:
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
Eligibility: Individuals who live in Rhode Island who may need extra help during a time of emergency.
Services Provided:

Many people may need extra help during a time of emergency, including people who:

  • Use life support systems such as oxygen, respirator, ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, or who have chronic conditions and require treatment (e.g., diabetics requiring insulin);
  • Have mobility needs and use a wheelchair, scooter, walker, cane, or other mobility device;
  • Are visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing, or Deaf;
  • Have speech, cognitive, developmental or behavioral health disabilities; or
  • Use assistive animals or a prosthesis.

The information submitted to the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry is shared with local and state first responders and emergency management officials. Your information is held confidentially and only accessed to assist in your safety and well-being. 

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The Department of Health and Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency have worked with E-911 to notify first responders when they are responding to a household that may have someone enrolled in the Registry. While enrolling in the special needs registry does not guarantee assistance, this notification allows first responders additional time to consider how to best respond to that incident.

Enrolling in the Special Needs Emergency Registry lets police, fire, and other first responders in your community better prepare for and respond to your needs during a hurricane, storm, or other emergency.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/5/2021