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RIDOH Logo.png'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. 

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Partnering for a

healthy community

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“We are dedicated to fostering a

community where all residents have

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

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Farmer's market
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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

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  • 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

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