RICDHH Strategic Plan for FY2017 and FY2018 - please click here
Population in RI*: 213,671 people who have hearing loss in at least one ear in Rhode Island.
Vision Statement -To ensure that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens appreciate the communication
equivalent, opportunities, and human rights in all walks of their lives in Rhode Island.
Mission Statement - To provide innovative leadership in public policy, advocacy, service delivery and
accessibility throughout the Ocean State, RI CDHH ensures opportunities for every deaf and hard of
hearing person to become an empowered and contributing citizen.
*20.3% is according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers and published in the Nov. 14, 2011, Archives of Internal Medicine, Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D, an assistant professor with dual appointments in both the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, John Niparko, M.D. of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D, of the National Institute of Aging