Woonsocket Health Equity Zone (HEZ)
The Woonsocket HEZ is a group that takes action to improve the health and quality of life for all people in Woonsocket with the people in Woonsocket.
What we do
Address our priority areas in the opioid epidemic, teen health, improving access to healthy food, and child maltreatment.
Support and facilitate collaboration in prevention, treatment, rescue, and recovery through a variety of ways which include Naloxone distribution, maintaining a free community drop-in center for adults in recovery, and more.
Support high quality health and sexuality education and supports through youth engagement, campaigns, and health education in Woonsocket High School.
Support farmers markets and SNAP utilization, food entrepreneurs, and the exploration of a grocery store in Woonsocket.
HEZ Backbone Agency