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Financial Assistance for Internet!

Sign Up Begins May 12th! The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program [linkprotect.cudasvc.com] to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. About the Emergency Broadband Benefit The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a…

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ADVOCATE! CHWARI Newsletter, April 2021

We are delighted the Governor’s Budget currently includes Medicaid coverage for CHWs in FY 2022. To make sure the coverage STAYS IN THE BUDGET,  we need a COLLECTIVE VOICE TO SHOW OUR VALUE!!!  Read more!

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RI CHW Sustainability Symposium 2021

If you missed out on this year’s RI CHW Sustainability Symposium, don’t worry, we have the entire symposium available for viewing on our Youtube channel! Just click the link below and enjoy the voices of our amazing panelists! https://youtu.be/GvkYvbDCFRc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvkYvbDCFRc

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Learn Self-Care With Others In An Award-Winning Workshop This workshop allows caregivers to develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers, communicate more effectively in challenging situations, recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings, and make…

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Women’s Cancer Screening Discussion

JOIN the Discussion, conducted by Brown University researchers! See English Flyer Here! See Spanish Flyer Here! There is a Brown University research study to learn more about women’s cancer screening from female community members. We are interested in hearing about thoughts and experience. You will receive a $20 gift card for attending the focus group!…

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Mental Health Support Groups

NAMI of Rhode Island has now put their support schedule online! The link is here, and the password is “support”. We have also pasted it below, current as of 10/26/2020: Online Groups: https://namirhodeisland.org/connection-support-groups-links/PW: support In-person groups https://namirhodeisland.org/meetings-schedules/support-groups/ Monday’s 10 am NAMI-RI Connection Group with Co-Host Oasis Wellness & Recovery Center Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/969828729?pwd=Q1UxdUJOYmQyckxSSUV6OTJuUHErUT09 Meeting ID: 969…

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RI Public Health Community Unites to Combat Rising Overdoses with Record Narcan Distribution!

On August 31st, over 100 volunteers, representing over 16 community partners including RICARES, Parent Support Network, Anchor Recovery, Community Care Alliance, East Bay Recovery Center, AIDS Care Ocean State, House of Hope, VICTA, Sojourner House, Brown University School of Public Health, PONI, West Warwick HEZ, CODAC, URI Community First Responder Program, and Thrive, spread out to 13 cities and towns across…

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Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

Public Comment OpportunitiesDiscussion Draft of thePreliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 VaccinePublic Listening SessionSept. 2 | 12 to 5 pm ETRegister Now >>Written Comment PeriodSept. 1 – Sept. 4More Information >>Starting September 1, the National Academies will invite public comments on a Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine, part of a study commissioned by…

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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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MAKING CONTACT: A TRAINING FOR COVID-19 CONTACT TRACERS

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 www.health.ri.gov/masks. Hospitals, EMS, nursing homes, assisted living communities, home health and hospice…

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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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