GoLocal Prov: RI Health Director Alexander-Scott Seeking Proposals to Build Healthy, Resilient Communities

Thursday, January 31, 2019
GoLocal LIVE
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle on GoLocal LIVE where she talked about the department requesting proposals from qualified municipalities and non-profit community-based organizations to expand its Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative to additional communities.

RIDOH will distribute approximately $1.4 million through this funding opportunity. Existing Health Equity Zones, and new communities seeking to create Health Equity Zones, can both apply for funding.

“Every Rhode Islander, in every ZIP code, should have the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible, in the healthiest community possible,” said Alexander-Scott. “A key feature of our Health Equity Zone initiative is that it puts the community's voice front and center, since residents understand the challenges facing their communities the best. Public health leaders across the country are highlighting Health Equity Zones as a national model and a novel approach to funding and delivering public health services by building leadership capacity and effective coordination of communities to sustain long-term system and policy improvements. We are thrilled to expand this opportunity to additional communities here in Rhode Island.”

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