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Rhode Island Resources

Rhode Island Department of Health - COVID-19 Information
Resources and information on Rhode Island's response to COVID-19, including resources for healthcare providers and information on testing and vaccination in the state.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Department of Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Rhode Island
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Rhode Island Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Rhode Island in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Injection Drug Use and Overdose among Young Adults Who Use Prescription Opioids Non-Medically
Examines the injection drug use of non-medical prescription opioids by young adults, age 18-29, in the state of Rhode Island. Correlates certain characteristics including race, rural residency, homelessness, previous arrests, childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and experiences with accidental overdose to a high prevalence of lifetime injection drug misuse.
Author(s): Elliott J. Liebling, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland, Brandon D.L. Marshall
Citation: Addictive Behaviors, 76, 20-26
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
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Key Determinants of Rural Health in Rhode Island
An assessment and review of the health needs, behaviors, and status of rural populations in the state of Rhode Island. Identifies places of need and recognizes the challenges prevalent in rural areas. Can be used as a tool to develop strategies and allocate resources targeted to underserved areas of the state.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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New England Regional Health Equity Profile & Call to Action
Report of the New England Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) identifying disparities in health among racial, ethnic, and disability populations and suggesting pathways for health equity. Includes statistics broken down by race/ethnicity, disability status, gender, age, and urban/rural status.
Author(s): C.E. Drum, K.G. Phillips, K. Chiu
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, New England Regional Health Equity Council
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Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Rhode Island
Maps of Rhode Island showing Mental, Dental, and Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) within the state. Also includes a map showing Rhode Island's HPSA designated sites. Accompanying charts provide additional information about each designated site, and information about the state's low-income population group designations, including census tracts, HPSA scores, and most recent designation dates.
Date: 10/2013
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Department of Health
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Rhode Island Project ECHO at Brown University
An expanding telementoring program where medical specialists meet with primary care physicians to discuss best practice and treatment strategies for patients with complex health conditions that are seen at primary care and family medicine facilities.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Finding Healthcare in Rural Rhode Island
Contains a list of services located near rural areas for residents in Rhode Island including health centers, oral health centers, WIC sites, food assistance programs, homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, and substance abuse programs.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rhode Island Department of Health
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Rhode Island
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Rhode Island Resources.


Last Updated: 9/9/2021