Community Health and Equity, Division of


In conjunction with the mission of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), the Division of Community Health & Equity (CHE) strives to prevent diseases; protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island.

What we do

  • Eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity by addressing the social and environmental determinants of health.
  • Plan and implement public health activities using evidence-based and promising practices across the life course.
  • Engage communities as key partners in public health.


  • Collaborated with the Department of Corrections to coordinate public health education and services for incarcerated people.
  • Successfully completed Health Equity Zone Year 2 Initiatives and launched Year 3.

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