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Rural Health Information Hub

Rhode Island

Key Contact for Rhode Island

Rhode Island Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

Phone: 401.222.1488

An office of the Division of Policy, Information and Communications under the Rhode Island Department of Health addressing health disparities created by a lack of access to quality healthcare due to financial, cultural, and geographic barriers.
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Rhode Island Rural Healthcare Facilities

Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to July 2022.

Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rhode Island

3.1% of Rhode Island residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per capita income for Rhode Island residents in 2020 was $60,825. The ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the state-wide poverty rate is 10.7%. 10.8% of the population has not completed high school according to 2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island is 5.6% (USDA-ERS, 2021).

For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.

Data Sources
Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts; USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets


There are more organizations related to Rhode Island in the organizations section.

Last Reviewed: 7/8/2022