Records Relating to Department of Health | State Archives Catalog
The mission of the Department of Health is to prevent disease and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island. This is a diverse and interactive state agency with broad-ranging public health responsibilities. The department works through staff and community agencies to promote lifestyle changes, environmental health, and health services delivery in a variety of initiatives to assure health promotion and disease prevention. The science of epidemiology is the common thread which links and guides the Department’s endeavors.