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Addressing the future nursing shortage now
By / October 28, 2014
Increasing the number of primary care professionals practicing in Rhode Island is one of our key strategies, but the state will need a projected 4,000 new nurses by the end of this decade.

Creating a healthy supply of nurses
By / August 29, 2014
Nurses play a key role in the transformation of the healthcare system, but we are facing a looming shortage.

Grants 'reflect the breadth and depth of our grantmaking'
By Daniel Kertzner / August 26, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded more than $15.6 million in grants to fund dozens of programs serving Rhode Islanders throughout the state in the first half of 2014.

Hep C taking spotlight at Waterfire
By Chris Barnett / July 25, 2014
A statewide campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in Rhode Island will offer people free, confidential screenings at Waterfire this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. on the College Street Bridge.

30 Newport County nonprofits receive grants
By Chris Barnett / July 3, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $166,666 in grants to 30 nonprofit groups serving Newport County residents.

Lynn Taylor is helping RI defeat Hep C
By Jessica David / May 21, 2014
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, so it seems appropriate to catch you up on the work of Lynn E. Taylor, MD, 2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellow.

Primary care reform initiative highlights success
By Connie Grosch / May 20, 2014
Data shows reduced rates of costly inpatient hospitalization, improvement in patient health outcomes and higher quality patient experience.

May is Mental Health Month
By Connie Grosch / May 5, 2014
Mental Health Policy Roundtable Discussion: “Mind Your Health: The Power of Integrated Policy and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare"

By Lauren Paola / April 15, 2013
The new initiative will help transform primary care services to better meet the needs of the 8,000 children served each year in the hospital’s primary care practice while also enhancing training of the 60 medical residents who care for them.

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