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$480,000 in seed funding awarded for medical research
By Chris Barnett / June 21, 2016
Due to the generosity of our visionary donors, we are able to award important early funding to local researchers working to advance medical breakthroughs.

Transforming Healthcare: Part I
By Larry Warner / May 27, 2016
Healthcare reform and transformation is a topic that affects people from all walks of life. As Rhode Island’s community foundation, we are active in the discussion of how the state navigates this journey towards a transformed healthcare system.

Eight groups receive nearly $300,000 to improve health care
By Chris Barnett / April 29, 2016
Developing an inclusive primary care system that promotes healthy lives is one of our core strategic initiatives. These grants will advance our continuing efforts to make quality health care more accessible and affordable.

Centennial Community Conversations: Innovative and proven programs
By Jessica David / April 1, 2016
In 2016, the Rhode Island Foundation celebrates the 100th anniversary of our founding! This year our Civic Leadership Fund Community Conversations series will focus on the capacity, generosity, and innovation of our partners and how they help build our community.

90 minutes in a room with your clinician
By Connie Grosch / March 18, 2016
A shared medical appointment is an innovative model of care seen more and more throughout the United States in leading-edge primary care groups. It involves a 90-minute visit with a multi-disciplinary medical team comprised of your doctor, a behaviorist, a medical assistant and a documenter.

Larry Warner named grantmaker in Health sector
By Chris Barnett / January 26, 2016
“Larry’s diverse experience in the study and practice of health care make him a natural to lead one of the Foundation’s strategic priorities."

$2.7 million in grants awarded for health care
By Chris Barnett / December 1, 2015
By encouraging imaginative thinking around delivery and administration, we can ensure Rhode Islanders will continue to have access to the health care they need.

Facilitating cross-sector thinking
By Jessica David / November 10, 2015
The Civic Leadership Fund Cross-sector Community Conversation spotlights the work of our partners and grantees while facilitating cross-sector thinking and dialogue.

Ensuring a healthly supply of nurses
By / September 14, 2015
Nurses will play a key role in the transformation of Rhode Island’s health care system. Investing in the education of nursing leaders ensures there will be a steady supply of home-grown professionals to serve the next generation of Rhode Islanders.

Supporting Recovery leads to healthy lives
By / August 21, 2015
Reducing the stigma associated with substance-use disorders will improve access to supports for those in recovery, and that benefits everyone.

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