Public Health Innovation

There are many ways to measure social impact. Our programs including Nourish Rhode Island, Food On The Move, Open Door Health, and Faith In Action benefit individuals, their communities, and address social and economic conditions that affect health.

Responding to the Mpox Virus Outbreak

We are helping lead the state’s response to the mpox virus crisis by offering solutions to address the outbreak. Our Open Door Health Clinic is offering testing and vaccinating the community as supply becomes available. We’re advocating for increased vaccine supply and resources to stop the spread of this virus.

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Increasing Access to Healthy Food

We run a mobile produce market that makes healthy food accessible and affordable by bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods throughout Rhode Island.

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Current Programs

Our direct service programs are informed by research, and deployed in collaboration with community partners.

Nourish Rhode Island

Acting Today To Build A Healthier Tomorrow.


Food On The Move

Improving access to fresh fruits and vegetables across RI.


Open Door Health

Enhancing primary and sexual health in our community.


Faith In Action

Collaborating with faith-based institutions to improve health and well being.


Public Health Innovation

Our work is collaborative, informed by research, and aims to address real-world public health problems. Our activities fall into four categories:


Our direct service programs are informed by research and community input. Our programs aim to address the needs identified by our communities.


We evaluate all of our real-world public health programs to advance the health of everyone we aim to serve.


Our research and evaluation outcomes inform policy positions. These outcomes are also shared with policy makers, partners, and the media to drive action.


Our activities strengthen the field through hosted dialogue, conferences and other events, specialized training, internships, and best practice development.

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The Rhode Island Public Health Institute’s mission is to promote community health and to eliminate health disparities in Rhode Island and beyond,

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