Department of Health, Rhode Island

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The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is an agency in Rhode Island.

The purpose of the EOHHS agency is to coordinate the five state departments that are responsible for the health and social service programs in Rhode Island (the Department of Children, Youth and Families; the Department of Elderly Affairs; the Department of Human Services; the Department of Health; and the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals). The Agency is responsible for protecting and promoting the health and safety of Rhode Island citizens.[1]


Expenditures for fiscal year 2011 currently total $3,170,860.86.[2] Expenditures for fiscal year 2010 totaled $5,196,470.40 and expenditures for fiscal year 2009 totaled $7,280,794.75.

Top Expenditure Categories for Quarter 3 of FY 2011:

Program Allocations
Personnel $329,750.69
Office Supplies and Equipment $4,205.11
Telephone $818.61
Total $334,774.41


The Agency oversees the Department of Human Services, which administers the State's Medicaid program.[3][4] In SFY 2008, the program spent $1,873 million. Enrollment in the program decreased by -1% between SFY 2005 and SFY 2008.[5]

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps qualifying families purchase food.[6]

The Department of Health administers the Women's, Infants and Children program, which primarily provides education support for proper nutrition during all stages of growth and development.[7]


The Open Government website is the State of Rhode Island's official transparency portal and tracks government spending.[8]

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