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Deb Golding

Central Providence Health Equity Zone (HEZ)


To work collectively with residents, community based organizations, clinical providers and other stakeholders to address the root causes for health disparities in the 02909 and 02908 ZIP codes of Providence.

What we do

  • Promote economic opportunity, through increased access to affordable housing, living wage employment, and quality childcare.
  • Focus on opportunities for resident financial stability.
  • Empower the community through resident leadership trainings, a community health worker registered apprenticeship program, and culturally-focused community pride events.

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