Ana P. Novais, MA
Excutive Director of Health
Community, Family Health and Equity
Our teams represent priority areas that promote synergy, collaboration, integration and coordination among programs:
uses a systems approach to reduce the incidence, burden, and associated risk factors related to diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease and stroke to improve health outcomes.
assures equitable systems, empowers communities, and builds capacity to promote access to comprehensive, high quality services that are responsive to the needs of Rhode Island's diverse populations so they may achieve their optimal state of health.
protects the health and safety of children, workers, and the general public by identifying and decreasing environmental hazards.
is committed to promoting the health and well-being of all Rhode Islanders by changing social, political, and physical environments to support healthy lifestyles. We focus on obesity prevention, tobacco control, and violence and injury prevention.
supports healthy birth outcomes, positive early childhood development, and school readiness, and preparation for healthy productive adulthood by providing and assuring mothers, children, and adolescents access to quality maternal and child health services.
improves the quality of preventive care and community services through immunization, oral health, family planning services, and HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis programs. This is achieved by increasing access and availability to vulnerable populations by diminishing ethnic/racial disparities, providing performance standards, enhancing community partnerships, and applying evidence based, effective programming.