Rhode Island

Innovations

Mental Health Center Provides Integrated Primary Care and Care Coordination to Medicaid Beneficiaries With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access to Services and Improving Outcomes 12/20/13

As part of Rhode Island's implementation of the “health home” provision of the Affordable Care Act, The Providence Center (one of seven community mental health organizations in the State) offers...

Statewide, Team-Based Fitness Program Uses Online Social Networking and Competition to Promote Exercise and Weight Loss in Adults 03/31/11

Shape Up RI, a statewide program to promote healthy lifestyles, conducts at least two 12-week competitive challenges each year designed to increase physical activity in adults living or working in...

Hospital Successfully Links Recently Released, HIV-Positive Prisoners to Medical, Mental Health, and Social Services, Reducing Recidivism 02/17/11

Through Project Bridge, Miriam Hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to community-based medical care and social services to enable successful reentry into the community. Beginning a few months...

Nurse-Led Program Increases Provision of Cessation Counseling to Inpatients Who Smoke 09/24/08

With assistance and support from a unit-based nurse champion, stroke unit nurses at Rhode Island Hospital with special training assess the smoking status of patients and encourage those who smoke...

Parent Consultants Help Families Who Have Children With Special Needs Access Needed Services, Leading to Lower Health Care Utilization and Costs 09/04/08

The Pediatric Practice Enhancement Project supports pediatric primary and specialty care practices in providing care to children and youth with special needs and their families within a medical...

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