human services en Rhode Island Survey to Determine What Services Are Needed <p>The Rhode Island Community Action Association is asking people who received surveys in the mail to complete them and return them.&nbsp;&nbsp; Ten thousand Rhode Islanders were selected at random to receive the surveys.&nbsp; The purpose, said Association director Paula McFarland is to determine if the state is doing enough to provide the human services people need.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:27:07 +0000 Flo Jonic 22087 at Miller: full agenda for state senate health committee <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) State Sen. Josh Miller has been named chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The senator representing Cranston and Providence is anticipating a full agenda for health-related legislation.</p><p>Josh Miller takes the helm of the health and human services committee from former chairwoman Rhoda Perry, who didn’t run for reelection. As the new chair, Miller will wield influence over the senate’s health legislation agenda. He says he hopes to consider, in particular, legislation to address disparities in hospital payments.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:23:34 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 7125 at