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Transforming Healthcare: Part II
By Larry Warner / November 2, 2016
Among the strategies employed by the Rhode Island Foundation to improve access to and quality of primary care is to “identify, test and spread innovative new approaches to health care”.

Improving workforce development
By Jessica David / June 7, 2016
Jobs are the foundation. Good jobs are central to a strong economy, equitable and prosperous communities, and family security. Every Rhode Islander deserves the opportunity for meaningful employment. And employers need a capable workforce to succeed.

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.

Helping educators improve their craft
By / February 24, 2016
This blog post is the first in a series designed to explore and unpack each of these strategies further. And while we’ll explore the first two further in future posts, I am taking the liberty of going out of order to start with our third strategy first: professional development.

Strengthening the business ecosystem
By Jessica David / January 14, 2016
The vision that guides our economic security initiative is a strong economic environment that allows all Rhode Islanders to prosper. We believe that the foundation of a strong Rhode Island economy will be quality jobs that allow our residents to support themselves and their families, and these quality jobs require robust enterprise and a skilled workforce.

Thank you for all that you do
By Neil Steinberg / October 2, 2015
I would like to thank all the nonprofits in Rhode Island for all that you do to serve the Rhode Island community.

Demystifying evaluation
By / September 1, 2015
Evaluation is one of those terms that can get a bad rap. Used well, and used thoughtfully, evaluation activities are simply tools to help you better understand your own work and to help arm you with information to make better, more-informed decisions.

Tapping nursing’s potential to meet growing demand for primary care costs
By / April 28, 2015
Can nurse practitioners be the key to reducing and/or controlling healthcare costs, while improving access to primary care?

R&D to the marketplace at Tinker|Bristol
By Jessica David / February 24, 2015
Located in Bristol’s historic manufacturing district, Tinker|Bristol will serve manufacturers, entrepreneurs, businesses, hobbyists and makers of all stripes, offering affordable access to shared space, rapid prototyping equipment, tools, 3-D printers and technologies.

Aligning education and industry for workforce development that works
By Jessica David / February 18, 2015
Texas State Technical College’s public funding is based on the five-year earnings of its graduates. College for America at Southern New Hampshire University offers an online competency-based college education for $2,500/year.

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