Rhode Island – Children with Special Health Care Needs - Links to Health Information

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Food For Thought

Food for Thought:
Eating Well on a Budget
 is a bilingual, multimedia program designed in partnership with Sesame Street to help support families who have children between the ages of 2 and 8 and are coping with uncertain or limited access to affordable and nutritious food.

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Children with Special Health Care Needs

CurrentCare is a safe and secure way patient information is being shared among providers throughout the state. When you sign up, you give permission to your providers to see your health information using secure technology. CurrentCare lets your authorized providers view your health information from different doctors, hospitals and laboratories, which results in far more certainty and safety, less paperwork and greater satisfaction all around. 

TeethFirst! is a collaborative group of RI organizations that promote early dental visits to put children on a path to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Dentist Locator Site
Members with children who are eligible for the RIte Smiles program can visit the UnitedHealthcare Dental RIte Smiles dentist locator site. Children born on or after May 1, 2000 are eligible for the RIte Smiles program.

Department of Health
The primary mission of the Rhode Island Department of Health is to prevent disease and to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island.

Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS)
The mission of the EOHHS is to assure access to high-quality and cost-effective services that foster health, safety and independence of all Rhode Islanders.

Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and websites from over 1,700 health-related organizations.

Providence Children's Museum
Providence Children's Museum is a hands-on place where kids, ages 1-11, and grown-ups play and learn together.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
This organization is a children's policy and advocacy group that provides information on child well-being, stimulates dialogue on children's issues, and promotes accountability and action.

Optum Behavioral Health
OptumHealth can help you find solutions that relieve the pressures and demands of everyday life. OptumHealth focuses on prevention and education to guard against problems before they start.

Rhode Island Insurance Resource, Education, Assistance, and Customer Helpline. (RIREACH)
RIREACH provides peer-to-peer support when helping consumers through health insurance inquiries and trouble shooting. You can also contact RIREACH if you need help with your complaint, grievance, or appeal.