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Deb Golding

West Warwick Health Equity Zone (HEZ)


To help the community address addiction and the stigma of mental health challenges.

What we do

  • Sponsor farmers markets and pop-up markets to improve access to healthy, affordable, fresh food.
  • Address high rates of substance use and overdose by building recovery community capital through resident ambassadors.
  • Promote teen health workgroups.
  • Work with trauma workgroups.
  • Use information from ten Community Health Living Assessments based on 255 engaged residents who offered ideas related to healthy environment initiatives, planning for more citywide recreation programs, and solutions for improving public transportation.

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