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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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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Have you registered yet?? A remarkable documentary about Opioids, Addiction, Treatment, Recovery and Life. web.uri.edu/pharmacy/circlesandsilence/RI Student Assistance ServicesRI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & HospitalsRhode Island Department of HealthURI College of Health SciencesUniversity of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy ... See MoreSee Less
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Parents, you are the #1️⃣ influence on your children's decisions about alcohol and other drugs.Be sure to start talking with them early on about the dangers of underage drinking 🍻 and other substance use. Visit #TalkTheyHearYou for resources. www.samhsa.gov/talk-they-hear-youSAMHSA ... See MoreSee Less
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EXCUSE YOURSELF. On Tuesday and Wednesday morning, the "Excuse Yourself" presentation was shown to two different Health classes at Narragansett High School. Becky White, the program coordinator for Youth Driven, created this presentation to teach students about the dangers of alcohol and other substances while driving, and give them the tools to excuse themselves from getting into a car with an impaired driver. Thank you to the students who were great participants, and to Ms. Messier who had the presentation shown in both her classes. A GREAT job to Becky! Be sure to you to the Youth Driven Facebook page to learn all about the program and be sure to sign up for the Youth Driven Summit this summer! Registration begins February 1st. youthdriven.org Youth Driven RI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals ... See MoreSee Less
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ONE MORE WEEK! There is one week left to sign up for this amazing training! If you want to become knowledgeable in media literacy and learn about how big alcohol and tobacco companies are targeting you, sign up now! The training is a great resume builder for students. Scan the QR Code below, or go to riprevention.org/south-county/ under "Programs" to sign up! Hope to see you in Media Ready!RI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals ... See MoreSee Less
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