East Bay Regional Coalition

Barrington • Bristol • East Providence • Warren

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Needs Assessment Data

To access the Needs Assessment Data for the East Bay Regional Coaition or any of the individual community coalitions, please select from one of the links below.

East Bay Regional Strategic Plan Update - PFS2 Alcohol

East Bay Regional Strategic Plan 2018
East Bay Regional Coalition Qualitative Data Report
Barrington Data                Bristol Data
East Providence Data       Warren Data

East Bay Regional Parent and Teacher Survey

2018 RI Student Survey State Report

Focused On Keeping the East Bay Healthy and Thriving as a Community

As with other regions in RI and across the US, the East Bay is concerned about opioid misuse and overdose deaths. From February 2016 to May 2017, our region had 129 visits to the Emergency Department for overdose (www.preventoverdoseri.org). We will be working with local pharmacies and law enforcement agencies to educate the public about proper use, storage, and disposal of medications.

“Police are using Narcan on ride-arounds on a daily basis”

Massachusetts has legalized recreational marijuana and retail pot shops open in the summer of 2018. Because our region borders MA there is concern that our residents may cross state lines to use marijuana. This could create numerous public health problems including a rise in impaired driving. We will be working with our partners in other regions in RI to educate our residents through statewide media campaigns.

“It’s a trickledown effect: you legalize it, more people use it, it becomes more accessible, kids will be able to get it even easier.

In the East Bay 17-32% of our youth say they have felt sad or hopeless and 27-31% of our elderly have been diagnosed with depression (East Bay Regional Coalition Needs Assessment 2017). The East Bay is working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to support evidence-based programming in all of our communities.

“Youth don’t have any training on how to ask for help.”

Use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by RI high school students is at 19%  (health.ri.gov) and threatens to negate downward trending of tobacco use over the past few years. The East Bay will continue to work with the RI Department of Health to educate communities about ways to counteract the marketing and retail practices that contribute to this such as local retail licensing ordinances. In addition, the coalition will work with the East Bay Tobacco Youth Council to assist schools in addressing this escalating problem.

“Vaping is so new I don’t think adults know what to do or even what they look like.”

East Bay Regional Coalition

Regional Directors
Denise Alves dalves@barrington.ri.gov
Kristen Westmoreland kwestmoreland@barrington.ri.gov

SOR Coordinators
Laura Cooke, SOR Subgrant Coordinator SORGrantsEastBay@gmail.com
Madeline Marlow, SOR Program Coordinator EastBaySORMadeline@gmail.com
PFS Coordinator
Steven Eiland, PFS Project Coordinator EastBayPFSSteven@gmail.com


Our Community Coalitions

The BAY Team (Barrington Prevention Coalition)

Coalition Director
Denise Alves, CPS dalves@barrington.ri.gov
(401) 247-1900 x316
Outcomes Director
Kristen Westmoreland, MD MPH CPSS kwestmoreland@barrington.ri.gov
The BAY Team website
The BAY Team on Facebook
The BAY Team on YouTube

Bristol Prevention Coalition

Coalition Coordinator
Barbara Palumbo,  bsapc@bristolri.gov
BristolPreventionCoalition on Facebook
BristolPrevent on Twitter
BristolPrevent on Instagram


Warren Prevention Coalition

Project Director
Ann Marie Roy, ACPS

514 Main Street   Warren, RI  02885



Facebook – @warrenpreventioncoaltion

Warren Prevention Coalition on Facebook

East Providence Prevention Coalition

Coalition Coordinator
Madeline Marlow
(401) 435-1923 x11190
EPPC website
EPPC on Facebook