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!

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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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The Partnerships For Success Grant

The Partnerships for Success Grant is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and supports community-building and partnership with schools in high-risk communities particularly to address underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20. This video highlights the many evidence-based programs, campaigns, and initiatives that have been achieved over the last few years.

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 https://bhddh.ri.gov/.

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Youth from around the state attended The Peer- to- Peer Mental Health training conference today. Students learn how to create a culture of caring and support in their school by implementing a unique public awareness campaign to effectively reach other students to increase knowledge of mental illness, reduce stigma and encourage students to seek help. RI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals@chriscollinsfoundation P2PNorth Kingstown School DepartmentSouth Kingstown School DepartmentChariho High SchoolNarragansett School SystemWesterly High School #itsoktonotbeokay ... See MoreSee Less
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Tune in and learn about the social host law and the recent data regarding underage drinking. This information is brought to you by Nick Fede, general manager of the Kingstown Liquor Mart and director of the Rhode Island Liquor Operators Collaborative, and Kathy L. Gardner, Partnership for Success project manager for the South County Prevention Coalition.#riprevention#successRI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & HospitalsRhode Island Department of Health ... See MoreSee Less
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