- Farmers Market Potential in Urban RI
Roger Williams University Professor Kerri Warren and students Emily D’Iorio and Jessica Reade teamed up with Farm Fresh Rhode Island to do a demographic profile and a market survey for the Neutaconkanut Park farmers’ market serving the Silverlake neighborhood of Providence, RI.
View the report here.
- Southside Community Report
The Rhode Island Department of Health, in partnership with the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and several of the leading community-based service organizations in the area, led a three-year effort to gather health-related information about the environment and the adult residents of the Southside Providence Community.
To read more about the study and its findings, click here.
- County Health Rankings
According to this year’s County Health Rankings report, released recently by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the healthiest Rhode Island county is Bristol, and Providence is the least healthy.
For the second year, the Rankings have compared nearly every county in the nation in a comprehensive report on our country’s health. Rhode Island only has five counties, but there are often stark disparities.
To read more about the report, click here.
- Constitution Hill Assessment
This community health report for Constitution Hill, Woonsocket, is based on interviews with randomly selected residents representative of the neighborhood's population. Results show that one out of four residents is in fair or poor health, while four of ten are in excellent or very good health. Forty-four percent of adults are overweight, and 32% are obese.
The Rhode Island Public Health Institute works to promote health and wellness for all Rhode Islanders.
We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1993 to work with the Rhode Island Department of Health and with community agencies and colleges and universities to:
- Build our capacity to assess local health and environmental status in Rhode Island communities
- Conduct local public health and environmental health assessments in Rhode Island neighborhoods
- Help the community
- Establish partnerships among communities and academic institutions to support local public health improvement through policy changes and evidence-based interventions
- Foster and assist evidence-based community projects to improve health and make environments healthier
- Assist community health programs with evaluation and quality improvement