Chronic Disease Management

The American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 455 Tollgate Road, Warwick, RI 02886, serves the patients and caregivers of Rhode Island and South Eastern Massachusetts through the information and referral center at Kent Hospital, and a number of support groups across the state.

The Arthritis Foundation of Rhode Island, 2348 Post Road, Suite 104, Warwick, RI 02886, seeks to improve the lives of 66 million Americans through prevention, treatment, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program-Living Well Rhode Island teaches people how to manage their chronic disease conditions, and chronic pain, chronic pain self-management and to live a better life. In Rhode Island, call the Department of Health Information Line.

Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island, 99 Bald Hill Road, Cranston, RI 02920, is dedicated to promoting the rights, dignity, and potential of all individuals with Down Syndrome through advocacy, education, public awareness, and support.

The Mental  Health  Association  of Rhode Island, 185 Dexter Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860, provides information and referral for mental health services and support groups.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 1005, Warwick, RI 02886, provides financial assistance for wheelchairs, leg braces, and communication devices. It also runs an equipment loan program and provides transportation to and from its clinic.

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. works toward the prevention, treatment, and cure of rare diseases. It provides links to resources, information and programs, including medication assistance programs.

The Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Health Organizations, 40 Sharpe Drive, Suite 3, Cranston, RI 02920, represents community mental health sites that assist individuals seeking information and referral about treatment.

The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) fights against the stigmatization of people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorders, and addictions. For information on developmental disabilities, call 462-3234. For information on mental health services, call 462-3291. For information about substance abuse, call:
1-866-252-3784 (24-hour, confidential drug and alcohol abuse line)