Public Health Communication, Center for


To partner with department divisions, centers, and programs to turn data into compelling information, helping Rhode Islanders to make educated health decisions.

What we do

  • Provide strategic guidance and technical assistance in the development of program and Department communications.
  • Develop, maintain, and ensure the implementation of Department communication policies.
  • Help ensure that program messages and tone are aligned with the Department's priorities and communication guidelines.
  • Use and maximize the Department's communication tools strategically to disseminate public health messages.
  • Provide a high level of service to internal and external customers.
  • Coordinate a multi-lingual single point of telephone entry for the Department.
  • Print and provide finishing services (e.g. folding, binding, drilling, cutting) for Department staff as well as customers from other state agencies.
  • Work with the media to inform the public, write press releases, organize press events, and respond to media inquiries.
  • Oversee website and web page development and design.
  • Receive, store, and distribute educational materials and coordinate mass mailings.
  • Coordinate translation requests and review translations.
  • Ensure adherence to national standards for cultural competence and language access in collaboration with the Department's CLAS standards workgroup.