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Health Equity Zones Program

Mission

To eliminate health disparities using place-based strategies to promote healthy communities.

What we do

  • Use place-based strategies to promote healthy communities.
  • Collaborate with 10 Health Equity Zones throughout Rhode Island to implement work plans over a three or four year period that began in 2015.
  • Support innovative approaches to prevent chronic diseases, improve birth outcomes, and improve the social and environmental conditions of neighborhoods across the state.
  • Oversaw the community needs assessments and the development of work plans.
  • Engage the community to reach the identified public health goals.

Health Equity Zones