Rhode Island Information

Rhode Island Information

Data Resources

The Rhode Island 2020 Healthy Aging Data Report is designed to help residents, agencies, providers and governments understand the older adults who live in their cities and towns – their ages, living arrangements, health status, strengths and vulnerabilities. Visit their Website

The American Community Survey Reports

“The Population 65 Years and Older in the United States: 2016” can be found here.

“Older Population in Rural America 2012-2016” report can be found here.

Long-term Care: Facts on Care in the US provides data on nursing home care. Visit their Website

Community Organizations

Age-Friendly RI is a coalition of community and state agencies, healthcare and social service providers, older adults, advocacy and faith-based organizations as well as businesses, academic institutions and municipal leaders. Visit their Website

Brain Injury Association can assist you in finding the help you need to improve your ability to meet the challenges of having a brain injury. Visit their website

Community Health Worker Association of RI (CHWARI) is committed to promoting health equity by increasing the access to quality health and social services. Visit their Website

Sage RI (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders) provides advocacy, education and support. Visit their website


State Health Resources

Rhode Island Public Health Association (RIPHA) has a mission to influence public health policy and promote public health in a multi-disciplinary environment. Visit their website

Rhode Island Department of Health Community Health Network Program is a centralized referral system to access wellness programs. Visit their Website

Own Your Health is a collaboration of organizations who are committed to offering evidence based health and wellness programs in the state to Rhode Island. Empowering Rhode Islanders to take charge of their health through evidence-based programs in their communities. Visit their Website

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Rhode Island (NAMI Rhode Island) is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI RI offers an array of education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers and the general public. Visit their Website


Health Care Provider Industry

Rhode Island Assisted Living Association’s (RIALA) mission is to represent the interests of assisted living communities in Rhode Island by advocating for the highest level of independence and quality of life for our residents. Visit their Website

Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA) subscribes to the national association’s tenets of representing the skilled nursing care community to government, business leaders, and the general public. Visit their Website

LeadingAge RI is a not-for-profit membership organization comprised of not-for-profit providers of aging services. Its focus on advancing the quality of services and care for the populations they serve by: fostering innovation, collaboration and ethical leadership; promoting and advancing excellence; advocating for sound public policy; providing education, collaboration and professional development. Visit their Website

Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care is the statewide trade association for organizations and individuals who provide or promote health care and supportive services in the home. The primary strategies of the Partnership are education; advocacy; and action. Visit their Website


Educational Organizations

Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC) develops and offers an array of interprofessional geriatric education programs including continuing-education workshops, student development in gerontology and geriatrics, clinical training programs in interdisciplinary teamwork and geriatrics assessment, evidence-based practice improvement in acute care settings, and a variety of community-based educational programs related to health issues faced by older adults. Visit their Website

Rhode Island College Gerontology Certificate Program is intended to provide a systematic grounding in the study of aging. Visit their Website

RI SBIRT provides education, support, resources, live simulations, and training to assist healthcare providers, schools, and the greater community to identify and address high risk substance use in Rhode Island. Visit their Website

Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research focuses on healthcare and diverse needs of older adults and individuals with chronic illness. Visit their Website

Additional information may be found under Government Agencies and Advocacy and Assistance

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