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Neighborhood Health Stations

Imagine this…

  • Your doctor, right in your community, offering a wide range of health services at times that make sense for you.
  • Your doctor, under the same roof as your dentist, pharmacist, and others, talking and listening more to coordinate your family's care and make sure you get the right medicines and tests.
  • Access to after-hours help and world-class technology—just blocks from your home— to keep you, your neighbors, and the people you love healthy.

Imagine Neighborhood Health Stations, a new way of providing healthcare.

Better Care for All Rhode Islanders

Imagining Neighborhood Health Stations

This artwork was created by Roger Williams University students to illustrate how Neighborhood Health Stations could enhance well-being in Rhode Island communities.

The care you need, when and where you need it

Think about the features you like about the best doctor's office or health center you know. Perhaps it's open during evenings and weekends or located close to home, making visits more convenient for you. Maybe it's run by a doctor who knows you, your family, and your community, and who always sees you the same day you are sick. Or maybe you love the programs it offers, like nutrition courses, Zumba classes, or group counseling sessions.

Neighborhood Health Stations will give your doctor the support he or she needs to offer many great features like these, spend more time with you, and give you the best care possible. They'll also give you the flexibility to do things like schedule appointments with your doctor, dentist, and kids' pediatrician in the same afternoon. Since all of the health professionals your family sees will work in the same place, they'll be able to coordinate your family's care much more easily.

Neighborhood Health Stations will include:

  • Pediatricians, internists, and family physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurse practitioners, licensed and registered nurses, and advanced practice nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Mental health and social workers
  • Physical therapists and occupational therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
  • Registered dietitians
  • Home health workers
  • Promotoras, health coaches, and navigators
  • Other healthcare workers

The care your neighbors, loved ones, and community needs

Neighborhood Health Stations will be unique in that they'll be supported and rewarded for helping the whole neighborhood be healthy. For example, depending on your community's needs, your Neighborhood Health Station might offer added services to provide home care for aging community members, or advocate for the local government to provide safer places for physical activity. Located in every community, Neighborhood Health Stations will help Rhode Island become the first state in the nation to provide world-class primary care to all Rhode Islanders.

What we are doing

  • Working with health centers and practices and applying for grant funding to create Neighborhood Health Stations in Rhode Island communities.
  • Working with state legislators, agencies, and health insurers to find ways to focus existing healthcare dollars to reduce waste and fund Neighborhood Health Stations. more

What you can do

  • Read our brochure to learn more about what makes Neighborhood Health Stations unique.
  • Invite us to discuss the Neighborhood Health Station concept at a local meeting or coffee hour.
  • Help educate your community and elected officials about how a Neighborhood Health Station could benefit your community.