The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is working with Rhode Island Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center to notify patients who may have been exposed to a person with measles who was in both of these facilities last week.
The first potential exposure took place on February 25 at...
The flu is no longer widespread in Rhode Island, Director of Health Michael Fine, M.D. announced today, while also reminding everyone who has not yet been vaccinated that it is not too late to get a flu shot.
Healthcare workers who had not been vaccinated against the flu had been required to...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports today that two influenza-related deaths occurred in January, the state's first two of the 2013-2014 flu season.
The first individual, a male in his 50s who had underlying medical conditions, died on January 1. The second individual was a...
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional with clinical expertise and skill in breastfeeding and lactation management. An IBCLC works with healthcare providers, mother-to-mother peers, certified lactation counselors and other lactation supporters to ensure mothers and families meet their breastfeeding goals.
Rhode Island has a number of IBCLCs working within our state's birthing hospitals, healthcare centers, social service programs, and private practices. Contact your local WIC clinic (health.ri.gov/find/wicagencies) or Home Visiting provider (health.ri.gov/find/firstconnectionsproviders) to find one in your town.
Did an IBCLC help you, or someone you know, be successful at breastfeeding? Take a moment to say thank you!
Office Minority Health (OMH) is offering Mini-Grants for FY2014 to qualified community-based coalitions and networks to support programs that provide health information, education and risk reduction activities to reduce the risk of premature death and preventable disease in minority populations.