Community Health Network Programs

Breathe Easy at Home

We can help . . .

  • Contact building officials to followup on code violations that might lead to triggering asthma.

How this works

Program staff help doctors contact building officials, and help tenants get legal support.

Who we help

Renters with landlords who have not fixed suspected housing code violations that are trigger asthma.

Cost

Free

Where to get Breathe Easy at Home

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops

We can help . . .

  • Manage symptoms and medications
  • Communicate with families and doctors
  • Relieve stress
  • Eat well and exercise
  • Set goals to improve your health and lifestyle

How this works

Group sessions lead by Peer Leaders meet for 2 1/2 hours per week for 6 weeks.

Who we help

Adults (18+ years old) who have, or who care for someone with, a chronic condition such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, COPD, diabetes, or heart disease

Cost

Free. Incentives are provided to participants.

Where to get Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops

We can help . . .

  • Provides participants with the tools to manage medications, fatigue, frustration, proper nutrition, communication skills, evaluate treatments, and action plans.

How this works

Facilitated by two certified peer leaders in group sessions. 2 ½ hours per week for six weeks.

Who we help

Anyone 18 years of age or older.

Cost

Free

Where to get Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

We can help . . .

  • Manage glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels
  • Eat healthier

How this works

Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educators trained Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians or Pharmacists, lead individual or group consultations in doctors' offices, pharmacies or dedicated sites.

Who we help

Adults (18+ years old) with diabetes referred by a healthcare provider.

Cost

Covered under some health insurance plans, may require co-pay.

Where to get Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Diabetes Self-Management Sessions

We can help . . .

  • Better manage diabetes.
  • Deal with emotional and physical symptoms of diabetes
  • Manage medications
  • Eat healthy
  • Increase physical activity

How this works

Group sessions lead by certified Peer Leaders, teach techniques to deal with physical and emotional symptoms of diabetes, promote exercise, proper use of medications, and healthy eating, and effective communication. Sessions meet for 2 1/2 hours per week for 6 weeks.

Who we help

Adults (18+ years old) who have, or who care for someone with, diabetes.

Cost

Free or low cost

Where to get Diabetes Self-Management Sessions

Healthy For Life; Diabetes Prevention

We can help . . .

  • Eat healthy without giving up all the foods you love.
  • Increase your physical activity
  • Deal with stress.
  • Lower your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes.
  • Lose weight.

While this program is designed for people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, it has broader health benefits, too. It can help you:

  • Feel better and have more energy.
  • Avoid costly medical visits and treatment.
  • Reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney and liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and loss of limbs.

You’re not alone

Can you change by yourself? Maybe – but you don’t have to. We’re here to support you. Your Healthy for Life coach and other group members are here to help you succeed.

How this works

This free or low-cost program can help you achieve your healthier lifestyle goals. The program follows a national, evidence-based curriculum approved by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Group sessions meet once a week for 16 weeks. Continuing support is offered twice a month, then monthly. Learn more

Who we help

Adults (18+ years old) with pre-diabetes or a history of gestational diabetes, or people at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes

Cost

Free or low cost

Where to get Healthy For Life; Diabetes Prevention

Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls Workshops

We can help . . .

  • Reduce your fear of falling
  • Help by more active

How this works

Eight two-hour, small group sessions led by a trained facilitator.

Who we help

Senior adults (60 + years old) who are ambulatory and able to problem solve.

Cost

Free

Where to get Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls Workshops

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

We can help . . .

  • Caregivers communicate more effectively in challenging situations, recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings, and make tough caregiving decisions.
  • Caregivers to develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, and communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers.

How this works

Facilitated by two certified peer leaders in group sessions of 2 1/2 hours per week for six weeks. Class participants will receive a copy of The Caregiver Help Book, developed specifically for the class.

Who we help

Anyone 18 years and older who is a caregiver to an older adult

Cost

Free

Where to get Powerful Tools for Caregivers

QuitWorks-RI

We can help . . .

  • Quit cigarette smoking, vaping nicotine, and other tobacco use—using safe and effective services.
  • Connect you with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist over the phone at times that work for you (24/7).
  • Get free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) gum, patches or lozenges mailed direct to your home while supplies last.
  • Inform your doctor on your progress.

How this works

Anyone ages 13+ who uses lit cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vaping devices, or other tobacco products can use this free service. Your healthcare provider or counselor will refer you to free help to treat nicotine addiction and will be able to track your progress to support you on your quit journey.

Women who are pregnant can get up to NINE free counseling session by phone, plus free support tools and referrals to more services in Rhode Island.

Callers Ages 18+ Can Get free NRT Products to Step-Down Nicotine Dependence!
Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is available to patients ages 18+ in minimum two-week supplies of gum, patches, or lozenges, but only while supplies last. Some patients may receive more quantities at no extra charge, while supplies last. Refer patients today!

Who we help

Patients who use tobacco that have been referred by a healthcare provider, counselor, or behavioral health professional.

Cost

Free

Where to get QuitWorks-RI

Walk with Ease

We can help . . .

  • Manage your pain
  • Increase balance and walking pace.

How this works

Group sessions with a certified leader meet for 6 weeks, 3 times per week.

Who we help

People with arthritis who can be on their feet for 10 minutes without increased pain.

Cost

From $0 to $15 and usually includes a book

Where to get Walk with Ease