RIDOH Strategic Framework

The RIDOH Strategic Framework is the Department’s blueprint for reducing health disparities and achieving health equity in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island’s 23 population health goals are targets that all agencies within OHHS (RIDOH; the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals; the Department of Human Services; and Department of Children, Youth, and Families), and the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner and HealthSource RI, are working toward.  

RIDOH Strategic Framework

23 Population Health Goals

  1. Reduce obesity in children, teens, and adults
  2. Reduce chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and cancer
  3. Promote the health of mothers and their children
  4. Promote senior health to support independent living
  5. Promote behavioral health and wellness among all Rhode Islanders*
  6. Support Rhode Islanders in ongoing recovery and rehabilitation for all aspects of health*
  7. Increase access to safe, affordable, healthy food
  8. Increase compliance with health standards in recreational and drinking water supplies
  9. Reduce environmental toxic substances, such as tobacco and lead
  10. Improve the availability of affordable, healthy housing and safe living conditions*
  11. Improve access to care including physical health, oral health, and behavioral health systems
  12. Improve healthcare licensing and complaints investigations
  13. Expand models of care delivery and healthcare payment focused on improved outcomes*
  14. Build a well-trained, culturally-competent, and diverse health system workforce to meet Rhode Island’s needs*
  15. Increase patients’ and caregivers’ engagement within care systems*
  16. Reduce communicable diseases, such as HIV and Hepatitis C
  17. Reduce substance use disorders
  18. Improve emergency response and prevention in communities
  19. Minimize exposure to traumatic experiences, such as bullying, violence, and neglect*
  20. Encourage Health Information Technology adoption among RI healthcare providers as a means for data collection and quality improvement
  21. Enhance and develop public health data systems to support public health surveillance and action
  22. Develop and implement standards for data collection to improve data reliability and usability
  23. Improve health literacy among Rhode Island residents*

* These goals have been proposed through the State Innovation Model and are under review.