BUILDING A WORKFORCE

Our Vision & Mission

Rhode Island

Our Vision:

All Rhode Island communities receive high quality, equitable health and social services in order for all individuals to realize their optimal state of health and well-being.

 

Our Mission:

Increase the power of Rhode Island’s Community Health Workers to promote health equity through increasing access to quality healthcare and social services and conducting advocacy.


"Health begins in our homes, schools, jobs, & communities...

As trusted members of the community, Community Health Workers play an essential role in addressing the social, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to the health of Rhode Islanders. They also help connect community members with high-quality, culturally competent health and social services. The Rhode Island Department of Health is proud to support these vital members of our healthcare workforce.”

-Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH – Director, Rhode Island Department of Health