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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It's National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week! Today, our Coventry Substance Abuse Task Force and RI Student Assistance Services team educated students during lunch! Students spun the wheel answered some substance related questions and then got to win a prize! Shout out to our Drug Free Community grant manager, Danielle Janke for helping!RI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s time for a Friday Pot Quiz! Put down the dope, so you don’t drive like one – people who drive under the influence of marijuana can experience slower reaction times, lane weaving, and decreased coordination. Increase your #HigherEducation and test your knowledge anytime at Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals Rhode Island Department of Health #riprevention ... See MoreSee Less
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24 hours of prevention:Impaired Driving conversation in CharihoOpioid Documentary at Westerly High SchoolFall prevention, Opioid and Narcan education w active older adults in Narragansett 3 very different programs , all with the same goal , Prevention!!!!!RI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & HospitalsChariho Youth Task ForceRI Student Assistance ServicesTori Lynn Andreozzi FoundationSocial Host Law RIRichmond, RI - Town GovernmentNarragansett Prevention PartnershipRhode Island Department of TransportationWesterly Public Schools ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you, RI Student Assistance Services Student Assistance Counselor at Coventry Public Schools for this incredible event for teens! FREE gowns and formal wear - just in time for prom! Lots of prizes, too - hair or makeup gif certificates. Communities helping community members! ... See MoreSee Less
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