State Legislation/Laws

Tobacco Training Modules

Rhode Island has mandatory training for tobacco sales. In order to stay in compliance, the training modules are listed below and must be completed by those who hold the license to sell tobacco, and the employees of the establishments. There are two modules- license...

Background Checks and Working with Youth Resources

BHDDH and RIPRC, December 2022 This document outlines best practices and resources for working with youth, as well as guidance around obtaining and reviewing background checks from the RI Attorney's Office, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI). To...

Rhode Island Local Tobacco Control Ordinances and Policies

Tobacco Free Rhode Island, 2022 This archive contains city and town ordinances from around Rhode Island organized by policy topic and is in chronological order from oldest to newest dates. These are valuable resources for assessing the status of tobacco policies in...

Rhode Island Tobacco 21 Public Awareness Campaign

Tobacco Free Rhode Island, 2022 This Campaign was designed by Tobacco Free Rhode Island. It includes free resources for community partners to educate retailers about the tobacco sales age increase and resources for retailers to educate consumers. To access this...

Advocacy Basics

American Lung Association, 2022 The American Lung Association’s Advocacy Basics course is a free, 45-minute interactive online learning program designed to help people understand more about lung health advocacy and how they can get involved. In this course,...

Recorded Webinar: Racial Equity in the Context of Prevention

Don Mays, February 25, 2021 This is the seventh installment of the RI PREVCON Virtual Series. During this webinar, Don Mays—artist, educator, and activist/advocate—focuses on racial equity within the context of prevention, addressing the intersection between racism...

Trauma, Racism, Chronic Stress and the Health of Black Americans

Office of Behavioral Health Equity, June 3, 2020 Summary Findings: racism and associated trauma and violence contribute to mental health disorders, particularly depressions, anxiety and PTSD, and chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension,...