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This is a free training Introductory online course for entry-level COVID-19 contact tracers, for use by health agencies in rapid training of new contact tracers. The training will be augmented by state/local specific training required to orient individuals to jurisdiction-specific protocols. This training focuses on building knowledge for remote contact tracing; a subsequent release will include…

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Disinfectant Vouchers and PPE Orders

Healthcare practices, agencies, or facilities with 50 or fewer employees can request a disinfectant voucher when ordering PPE through the already-established Rhode Island Department of Health webforms. Most healthcare providers are able to now order surgical masks, face shields, and, if applicable, the disinfectant voucher through Hospitals, EMS, nursing homes, assisted living communities, home health and hospice…

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Mental Health Resources from NAMI (Online!)

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups – Now over Zoom!!! See Zoom Schedule NAMI Connection is a free recovery support group for people living with any mental illness. NAMI Connection provides a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope. You don’t need to register to attend. For more information about Connections, please call us at…

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Age Friendly RI Virtual Community Center

Announcing Rhode Island’s Virtual Community Center! Keeping our bodies healthy, minds sharp and spirits high. The Age-Friendly RI Virtual Community Center is the place to go to connect, learn, and play online when in-personcommunity experiences are not possible. Take part in a wide array of online activities – fitness and wellness, cooking and gardening, tech…

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Mini Grant Available!

Read more here! The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is offering mini-grants to Rhode Island organizations to expand the Walk with Ease (WWE) program. WWE is a six week walking program that guides individuals through a participant resource book to engage in walking three times per week. Completers of the program experience increased strength,…

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CHWs & Sustainability in RI Conference JAn 31, 2020

Vibrant discussion on excellence in CHW supervision, lessons from Massachusetts on their CHW sustainability path forward, and training on supporting employees in recovery. That and energetic networking permeated today’s CHWARI’s conference, “CHWs and Sustainability in RI.” Email today to learn how hiring CHWs can positively impact your organization! CHWARI’S new brochure. Ask us for…

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NIH Funding Opportunity

Deadline December 13th! This Research Project Grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Nursing Research…

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FREE Behavioral Health SpecialistTraining Program*Earn 12 Rhode Island College Credits* Bilingual Participants Needed!!!Link to Printable Flyer The Workforce S.T.A.T Program is offering a Behavioral Health Specialist Training Program with Bradley Hospital and Rhode Island College. The Behavioral Health Training will start in January and will be 15 weeks at RIC and a 6 week internship at Bradley…

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CHW Gathering at Newport’s HEZ!

October 24, 2019 : 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Let’s Build Capacity! This month’s CHWARI Gathering is at Newport’s HEZ!  CHW Leaders like Jazmine Wray and Neyda DeJesus have cultivated a well-balanced effort toward health equity in Newport that utilizes both grassroots actions and speakers’ platforms! Come discuss with them how they do it, and share what you…

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