Andrea Bagnall Degos
Center Lead

Educational Materials

Center for Public Health Communication


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. We can take calls Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM., in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Our number is 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711. During public health emergencies, we activate a separate Emergency Information Line at 401-222-8022.
  • 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. more
  • 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.