Health Reform Events in Rhode Island

Check out health reform events and meetings on HealthRIght's calendar.

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Who We Are


We are a diverse coalition of individuals representing businesses, labor, medical care providers, patients, consumers and public officials who are dedicated to improving the quality of care, controlling health care costs, and providing health care coverage to all Rhode Islanders. Our Executive Committee members include Rhode Island health policy experts with experience in hospital leadership, the bio-medical industry, political leadership, insurance, patient advocacy, and direct medical and behavioral health service delivery. We believe Rhode Island deserves a health care system that is sustainable for employers, families, health care providers and institutions, as well as for the state's economy.

HealthRIght members represent our principles at the statewide meetings where the changes to the health care system are being designed, including: Expert Advisory Panel to the HealthSource RI, the Health Care Planning and Accountability Advisory Council, the Health Insurance Advisory Council, the Rhode Island Commission on Health Care Reform, the Rhode Island Health Coverage Project, and the Small Employer Health Insurance Task Force. We meet the first Friday of every month, 9:00am-10:30am at Healthcentric Advisors - 235 Promenade Street (5th floor). Please note, all visitors must park on the Edith Street parking lot (not the garage). Click here for map

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Coalition Members - Individuals


Stephen Boyle, President, Cranston Chamber of Commerce

Mark Deion–Deion Associates  and Strategies, represents the Governor’s Health Reform Commission and small businesses in RI via the SBA/SBDC Economic Summit as the Economic Development Chair

Frank Ferri–Representative, RI General Assembly

David Heckman, JD

Peter Howland, MD

Susan Jacobsen–Mental Health Association of Rhode Island

Linda McDonald, United Nurses and Allied Professionals

David Robinson, Simmons University, formerly RI HEALTH

Marti Rosenberg–The Providence Plan

Terrie Fox Wetle, Dean of the School of Public Health, Brown University

Nick Tsiongas, MD, MPH - former president of the Rhode Island Medical Society, state legislator, and founder of HealthRIght

Coalition Members - Organizations


AFL-CIO, RI

East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce

North Central Chambers of Commerce

RI Medical Society

RI Parent Information Network

RI State Nurses Association

National Association of Social Workers RI-Chapter

Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Services Employees International Union (SEIU)

Small Employer Health Insurance Task Force

United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP)

Funders


Our project is made possible through financial support from the Rhode Island Foundation, with additional support from our member organizations: Claflin, Inc., United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Health Coverage Project, Service Employees International Union, and the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island. Thank you to the RI Medical Society for the invaluable meeting space.