Community, Health and Equity
Chronic Care and Disease Management, Center for Dona Goldman
Health Disparities and Access to Care, Center for Deborah Garneau
Health Promotion, Center for Jan Shedd
Perinatal and Early Childhood Health, Center for Blythe Berger
Preventive Services, Center for Patricia Raymond
Our teams represent priority areas that promote synergy, collaboration, integration and coordination among programs:
Uses a systems approach to reduce the incidence, burden, and associated risk factors related to diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease and stroke to improve health outcomes.
Assures equitable systems, empowers communities, and builds capacity to promote access to comprehensive, high quality services that are responsive to the needs of Rhode Island's diverse populations so they may achieve their optimal state of health.
Promotes the health and well-being of all Rhode Islanders by impacting social, political, and physical environments to support healthy living through the life course. We use epidemiology and surveillance, collaboration, communications and evaluation to plan and implement population-based strategies, and strategies in communities, schools, early care and education sites, and work sites.
Supports healthy birth outcomes, positive early childhood development, and school readiness, and preparation for healthy productive adulthood by providing and assuring mothers, children, and adolescents access to quality maternal and child health services.
Improves the quality of preventive care and community services through immunization, oral health, family planning services, and HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis programs. This is achieved by increasing access and availability to vulnerable populations by diminishing ethnic/racial disparities, providing performance standards, enhancing community partnerships, and applying evidence based, effective programming.