Welcome to the Office on Health!
Important Coronavirus Update:
If this is an emergency, please dial 911.
The Central Falls Office on Health is charged with helping Central Falls to become the healthiest city in Rhode Island. In close coordination with Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Progreso Latino, Memorial Hospital, the YMCA of Pawtucket and Central Falls, Nursing Placement, Inc; The Providence Center, Gateway Health Care, Anchor Recovery and others, we work to make sure all residents of Central Falls get the health services they need, and work to make sure those health services are effective at improving the health of everyone in the City.
Calling for an ambulance can become extremely costly. The Office on Health follows up with everyone who calls an ambulance 72 hours after. The Office analyzes EMS runs to provide opportunities to help people become healthier.
The Office on Health very closely monitors and analyzes drug and alcohol use in the City. We created the State’s first dashboard on substance and alcohol abuse and have implemented it to organize and assist
Since its establishment by Mayor Diossa in April of 2016, the Office on Health has assisted both the Mayor and the City Council in making health related decisions for the community.
Meet the Staff:
Dr. Michael Fine – City of Central Falls Health Policy Advisor
Aside from serving as Mayor Diossa’s Health Policy Advisor, Dr. Fine serves as the Senior Population Health and Clinical Services Officer at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC). He is the former Director of the Department of Health in RI.
In addition to these roles, Dr. Fine is the driving force behind the Central Falls Neighborhood Health Station, which is slated to open in 2018, and will provide all health services, including primary care and population health, for most of the municipality’s residents.
Deborah Navarro – Community Health Coach
Need a Primary Care Doctor?
Please contact Blackstone Valley Community Health Care to become a new patient.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS):
EMS is for life threatening injuries including chest pains, shortness of breath, unconsciousness, serious bleeding, and seriously broken bones. For most other things, a better option may include seeing your primary care doctor or using Notre Dame Hospital.
Looking for physical activities?
Please check out our parks including Governor Lincoln Almond Park, our state of the art fitness park, which opened summer of 2017, here.
The Central Falls Community Fitness Program allows free access to the Pawtucket Family YMCA for our city’s residents.
A Healthier Central Falls
The Office on Health works closely with LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation) to focus on adolescent and behavioral health while supporting culturally competent health services. Take a look at the Health Equity Zone collaborative that also includes Pawtucket here.
The City works with the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and Food on the Move to bring fresh food and produce via local farmers markets. Please see their upcoming schedule here.
For any general inquiries please contact Deborah Navarro via email at [email protected]