East Providence Health Equity Zone
East Providence Health Equity Zone (HEZ) is one of several health equity initiatives throughout the state, funded by the Department of Health (RIDOH). The HEZ CONNECTs with community stakeholders who are committed and actively engaged in improving the health and wellness of the residents of East Providence. The HEZ aims to build a COLLABORATIVE that represents the diverse and rich fabric of the East Providence COMMUNITY and mobilizes a unified task force to advocate for better health outcomes through creative partnerships. East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) serves as the backbone agency for the HEZ.
The HEZ serves the city of East Providence by mobilizing residents, community organizations, local government and health entities to collectively work toward responding to the health priorities identified by community members.
A principle goal of the HEZ is to convene various stakeholders in East Providence to identify health inequities and collaboratively work toward addressing those inequities by developing and implementing an action plan that will benefit the citizens of East Providence.
HEZ is a placed-based program that is community-driven. HEZ brings various stakeholders to the table to address the issues and affect change.
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The East Providence Health Equity Zone Collaborative is growing. Here is the current list of community partners engaged in East Providence Health Equity work:
- Bradley Hospital
- Cape Verdean Progressive Center
- City of East Providence Development
- Communities for People
- East Providence Boys and Girls Club
- East Providence Chamber of Commerce
- East Providence Prevention Coalition
- East Providence Public Library
- East Providence School Department Pupil Personnel
- East Providence Senior Center
- HeART Spot
- Hope Congregational Church
- Housing Works RI at Roger Williams University
- Newman YMCA
- Rhode Island Philharmonic & Music School