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Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project Receives $480,000 Grant - 2011-08-03
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Community Prevention Manager Testifies on Capitol Hill - 2011-06-03
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RISAS Leads Local Initiative to Support Children of Alcoholics Week - 2011-02-09
"WARWICK, Rhode Island (February 9, 2011) – Rhode Island schools and students are under great pressure to meet state and federal learning standards. Schools invest a great deal of time and money in curriculum development, staff development, policies, procedures, and testing. Despite efforts to create an environment where students are “ready to learn,” there are students who fail to meet the standards. " More

Nearly 30 Percent of Veterans Report Current Tobacco Use - 2018-01-17
"Overall, 29.2 percent of veterans report current use of one of five tobacco products, according to research published in the Jan. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report." More

Restaurant Bans Have Big Impact on Smoking Rates - 2018-01-17
"Ever wonder if bans against smoking in bars and restaurants have actually made a difference?" More

Reduce Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit to Cut Drunk Driving Deaths: Report - 2018-01-17
"Lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers are needed to eliminate drunk driving deaths in the United States, according to a new report." More

The Second Stage of Diet Resolutions - 2018-01-17
"The small changes you've made have added up to big weight loss results. Now, take a few minutes to write down and review all the positive steps you've made in the past and pick a few new ones to adopt during the year." More

Don't Rely on Just One Blood Pressure Test for Kids: Study - 2018-01-17
"It's important to take a second blood pressure reading if your child's first reading points to high blood pressure, researchers say." More

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Nontraditional CVD Risk Factors - 2018-01-16
"The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that current evidence is insufficient to assess the use of nontraditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease risk assessment. They also conclude that evidence is lacking for the use of the ankle-brachial index to screen for peripheral arterial disease in asymptomatic individuals. These findings form the basis of two draft recommendation statements published online Jan. 16 by the USPSTF." More

Rising BMI Has Slowed Improvement in U.S. Mortality - 2018-01-16
"The rate of improvement in mortality in the United States has been slowed by rising body mass index, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences." More

Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane Over Time for Diabetics - 2018-01-16
"In the relative short-run, weight-loss surgery helped obese people struggling with type 2 diabetes experience marked improvement in diabetes-related health issues, new research reports." More

From Birth On, One Sex Is Hardier - 2018-01-16
"Women are known to outlive men. And that advantage may start early, according to researchers who've found baby girls more likely to survive famines, epidemics and other misfortunes." More

Is Obesity Slowing Gains in U.S. Life Spans? - 2018-01-16
"The death rate in the United States isn't decreasing as it has in years past, and some experts blame the opioid epidemic. But a new study suggests America's increasing girth is what's really behind the slowdown." More

Brain Zaps May Help Curb Tics of Tourette Syndrome - 2018-01-16
"Electric zaps can help rewire the brains of Tourette syndrome patients, effectively reducing their uncontrollable vocal and motor tics, a new study shows." More

Health Tip: Talk to Your Youngster About Adoption - 2018-01-16
"If you are a parent of a young adopted child, it may be time to talk about the child's birth story." More

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Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director

sdinklage@risas.org

Charles Cudworth, MA
Director, SAS

ccudworth@risas.org

Leigh Reposa, MSW, LICSW
Program Manager
lreposa@risas.org

Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Manager, SAS
cjudge@risas.org 

Kathleen Sullivan
Manager, Community Prevention
ksullivan@risas.org


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