Community Health Institute

Learning from Our Community

Forums Focused on Rhode Islanders' Health Care Concerns

An effective physician is a skilled listener. The same holds true for a health system.

Lifespan launches a month-long series of community forums as part of our regular community health needs assessments. 

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Community Health Needs

Knowledge gained from these community forums informs the community health needs assessment reports for Lifespan hospitals.

Read the Reports

Hosted by the Lifespan Community Health Institute, the forums help us understand the health care concerns of Rhode Islanders. Because no two cities, towns or neighborhoods are alike, Lifespan started a new conversation in more than 30 locations throughout the state.

These forums are held in schools, libraries and churches in the heart of your city or town. Members of your community help us facilitate the discussions. Each session has free parking and refreshments and, upon request, child care and interpreters.

More Information

For more information about the forums or the Lifespan Community Health Institute, please contact Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH at 401-444-8009 or