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The Rhode Island Foundation announced Friday the award of $280,000 in grants to improve Rhode Islanders’ access to health care.  

The Blackstone Valley Community Health Center, Clinica Esperanza and The Rhode Island Free Clinic were among the organizations sharing in the grant awards.  These community health centers offer primary care for residents in underserved areas such as Central Falls and the Olneyville section of Providence.

Courtesy of the Rhode Island Foundation

The Rhode Island Foundation is giving out $270,000 in grant money to five organizations working to improve health care in the Ocean State.

Graphic: Benjamin Bouvier, Elliott Liebling

Diabetes rates are soaring across the nation. But in Rhode Island, the Hispanic population has seen the most dramatic increase of any other group over the past few years.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave sit down with Dr. Anne DeGroot, co-founder of Clinica Esperanza, a free clinic providing health care to uninsured Rhode Island residents.

When to listen

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.

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RI Medical Society journal now free, online

Jan 18, 2013

Looking for a little something to read over the long weekend? Try the Rhode Island Medical Society's Rhode Island Medical Journal, now online and totally free.

Some of the articles are for a scholarly audience, but I found lots of interest and think others who aren't physicians or researchers will, too.