Prevention & HealthPromotion For Life

 The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions strive to create a community that encourages healthy lifestyle choices and a deeper understanding of the complexities of mental health and substance use.

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Burrillville • Central Falls Cumberland • Lincoln
North Smithfield • Pawtucket Woonsocket

Barrington • Bristol
East Providence • Warren

Coventry • East Greenwich Exeter • West Greenwich Warwick • West Warwick

Jamestown • Little Compton Middletown • Newport Portsmouth • Tiverton

City of Providence

Charlestown • Hopkinton Narragansett • New Shoreham North Kingstown • Richmond
South Kingstown • Westerly

Cranston • Foster • Glocester Johnston • North Providence Scituate • Smithfield

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Who We Are

We are a coalition of dedicated members and partners working together to provide substance use prevention strategies, mental health resources, and advocate for policies that support healthy and safe communities. We are youth, parents, elected officials, health care providers, faith leaders, local businesses, law enforcement, educational leaders, youth serving organizations and treatment providers. 
We are YOU!


Our Vision

Our vision is to promote a healthier community for all by developing a substance use and mental health prevention system that fills gaps in services, prioritizes resources and encourages healthy choices.

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Why Prevention Matters:

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, prevention helps people develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to make good choices or change harmful behaviors. Prevention reduces the risk of behavioral health issues and the likelihood of substance abuse. The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions is a unified group dedicated to educating parents, children, and the entire community about evidence-based prevention skills and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. 

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In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes. Suicide is a leading cause of death for people aged 10-34 years. As a result, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. SAMHSA sees 988 as a first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America. Want to learn more? Click here.

BH Link is a statewide, confidential, one-stop, call-in, triage, treatment, and referral center for adults, 18 and older, who are experiencing a mental health or behavioral health crisis. 
Located at: 975 Waterman Avenue in East Providence, RIPTA Bus Route 34.
Call any day, anytime: 
401-414-LINK (414-5465)

Kids’ Link RI™ is a behavioral health triage service and referral network. A program offered in collaboration with Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Bradley Hospital, Kids’ Link RI is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help triage children and youth in need of mental health services and refer them to treatment providers. The free, confidential phone line, 1-855-543-5465, connects parents and caregivers to an experienced clinician that can help them access children’s services in Rhode Island, and determine the best place to go for treatment and counseling.

The Rhode Island Prevention Coalition is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals. BHDDH guarantees high-quality, safe and accessible health care services for all individuals with differing intellectual/developmental abilities, mental health or substance use disorders, or who are in the care of facilities administered by BHDDH through an integrated healthcare landscape, in which all Rhode Islanders will thrive. For more information, click the link below to view

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A pill press bought for a few hundred dollars on the internet can manufacture 5,000 fake pills an hour. These pills are made to look exactly like prescription medications, but there is no way to know for sure what's in them, and hundreds of thousands have been found in RI. Many of them contain enough fentanyl to cause a fatal overdose. (Learn more: are ways to stay safer from fentanyl, xylazine, methamphetamine, and other dangerous substances found in fake pills. Assume anything you take that you haven’t gotten from a pharmacy will have fentanyl, xylazine, or other dangerous substances in it.Use fentanyl test strips (Learn more: carry naloxone ( use alone, and go slow. RI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals ... See MoreSee Less
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The Blood Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit (B.A.T. Mobile) will be deployed in Narragansett this Saturday evening, September 23rd, 2023. Officers from the Narragansett Police Department, along with the South Kingstown Police Department and the Rhode Island State Police, will be working jointly together in search of impaired drivers on our local roadways. Arrestees will be transported to the B.A.T Mobile, which is equipped with a breathalyzer, booking room, and holding cell, for processing. The deployment of the B.A.T Mobile and the coordination of the extra DUI patrols this weekend is funded from a grant distributed by the Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety. The Narragansett Police Department would like to thank the Providence Police Department in advance for manning the B.A.T. Mobile. NPD also reminds everyone to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”. Please drive safe and have a safe weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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Can you say, "Holy Sticker Shock!" This past week, our South County PFS team went to liquor stores across Narragansett, North Kingstown, and Chariho to implement Sticker Shock Campaigns. It is important for all Rhody residents to be aware that providing or buying alcohol for those under the age of 21 is illegal. Also, a reminder that these liquor stores are helping us curb underage drinking by always checking identification properly. We thank the all the stores for their compliance and participation, we could not be more appreciative! RI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & HospitalsKingstown Liquor MartColonial WineQuaker Lane Wine & SpiritsWickford Package StoreHopkinton Liquor DepotRichmond wine & liquor@Village Wine and Spirits@Wyoming PackageO'neil's Package StoreSchwabbysPier LiquorsBonnet Liquors ... See MoreSee Less
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