CRUSHCOVIDRI.png

Health.RI.gov's testing webpage now features an interactive RI COVID-19 Testing Site Locator. Simply enter your ZIP code or address to find a respiratory clinic or drive-up/walk-up testing site accepting new patients or patients from other healthcare practices, or offering appointments to the public. The locator also highlights testing sites that offer free COVID-19 tests, regardless of health insurance or immigration status, and languages spoken at sites. Pre-K through 12 Faculty, Staff, and Student COVID-19 Testing is available Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 Pm at Stop & Shop 605 Metacom Ave, Bristol. 

Do-You-Need-Support-for-COVID-19.jpg

Delivering fresh food and cleaning supplies to keep Rhode Island seniors healthy and safe. You can learn more about this FREE program below

Partnering for a

healthy community

DGU12

KR3

DGU20

DGU16

DGU4_edited

IMG_3669

“We are dedicated to fostering a

community where all residents have

equal access to opportunities that promote health and wellness...”

IMG_1258
IMG_1304
IMG_1313_edited
IMG_1243
IMG_1246_edited
IMG_1301
IMG_1310_edited
Risky Business Community Conversatio
DSC_3711
DSC_3709
21078424_2111649429069291_4627639243356782134_n
19989557_2090506217850279_7157506590870823077_n
21105692_2111649409069293_9153936659449548310_n
19961547_2090506284516939_2498574524951046784_n
21765384_2121791651388402_5191579980202425948_o
Recovery rally
Two members of the HEZ team
Farmer's market
Meeting at a conference table
Bikes on a bike path.

What's happening right now?

The Bristol Health Equity Zone is now in its sixth year. Currently, the Bristol Health Equity Zone is implementing strategies under our specific topic areas, included in the Work Plan:

• Food & Nutrition

  • Monthly Cooking Demonstrations

  • Cooking Demonstration Cookbook (in collaboration with Roger Williams University)

• Physical Activity

  • Development of a Town-wide Walk/Bike Plan

  • Program Coordinator position at Quinta Gamelin Community Center

• Substance Use Awareness & Prevention

  • East Bay Recovery Center (through December 31, 2019)

  • Opioid Forums

  • Recovery Resources Rack Card

  • Overdose Prevention Plan

  • HelpIsHereBristol.com campaign

  • NaloxBox Program

  • Rally 4 Recovery

  • Bristol County Medical Center Collaboration

    • Deterra Bags/Narcan distribution

  • Narcan Trainings

  • Bristol Police Youth Leadership Camp

  • Mental Health First Aid Training (Bristol Police/Fire)

  • Red Ribbon Speaker - Mt. Hope High School

• Personal Health & Wellness

  • Student Advocate at Mt. Hope High School

  • Bristol Kindness Project (Kindness Rocks/Don't Give Up signs)

  • Community-wide Suicide Prevention Initiatives

    • Talk Saves Lives Breakfast

    • Mental Health Matters Community Conversation

    • International Suicide Survivors Day Presentation

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

  • Mental Health Resources Research Project (in collaboration with Roger Williams University)

  • Courageous Kids Camp

Bristol Health Equity Zone Status Report May 21, 2019

$1,260,606.90 leveraged in total

HEZ Direct Funding, Programming/Personnel 2015 – 2019 ($1,191,890.90)

  • HEZ Year 1 ($132,000)

  • HEZ Year 2 ($321,000)

  • HEZ Year 3 ($296,000)

  • HEZ Year 4 ($205,645)

  • HEZ Gap/Opioid Funding ($97,297.91)

  • HEZ Year 5 Sustainability Funding ($139,947.96)

HEZ Outside Funding/Grants 2015 - 2019 ($68,716)

  • Fund for Civic Activities (Year 2/RWU) for cooking demonstrations ($2,500)

  • Roger’s Free Library (Year 2) Youth Mental Health First Aid ($1,500)

  • Bristol Garden Club (Year 3) raised planters for seniors at QGCC ($750)

  • Roger’s Free Library (Year 3) Parent Educators training/expansion of 3 – 5 year olds – ($4,900)

  • RI Rally for Recovery (Year 3) Recovery Rally ($5,000)

  • RI DOH Mini Grant (Year 3) Recovery Center start-up/operations ($4,900)

  • Fund for Civic Activities (Year 3/RWU) for Mental Health First Aid Training/Don’t Give Up Signs ($2,000)

  • CODE (Community Overdose grant) (Year 4) – Recovery Center operations/substance abuse initiatives ($5,000)

  • Family Movie Night (Year 3) Stone Coast Community Church ($1,000)

  • DEA grant (Year 4/5) intergenerational garden program, expanded cooking demonstrations, senior transportation services, nutrition programming at DPP/QGCC  ($18,500)

  • RI Rally for Recovery (Year 4) Recovery Rally ($5,000)

  • Fund for Civic Activities (Year 4/RWU) for Mental Health Speaker/Lunch Series ($1,750)

  • CODE 2 (Community Overdose grant) (Gap Funding) – Narcan Trainings, Naloxboxes/Installation, East Bay recovery Center operations/personnel ($9,966)

  • Intergenerational Farmer’s Market ($5,950)

 

For more information, please visit our Initiatives page, and for event dates check out our calendar

Contact Us

Get Involved

Collaborate

Back to Top

Rhode Island Department of Health

Health Equity Zones

http://www.health.ri.gov/projects/healthequityzones/

Rhode Island Department of Health

Health Equity Zones Press Release

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/24201