Lifespan Community Health Institute

Lifespan Community Connection

Lifespan Community Health Institute (LCHI) brings you “Lifespan Community Connection,” a monthly video program featuring Lifespan experts and providers involved in LCHI initiatives to promote health equity and reduce health disparities in our surrounding communities.

Lifespan Community Connection is hosted by Carrie Bridges Feliz, Lifespan vice president of community health and equity. The series is conveniently accessible online 24/7 on Lifespan’s YouTube channel.

“We created Lifespan Community Connection for southern New Englanders, and anyone around the world for that matter, to easily connect to the wealth of health guidance we provide daily through our programs.” Bridges Feliz said. “Community Connection supports our goal to help people achieve their optimal state of health.”

Your Community Can Benefit from Our Programs

To find out more information about our community programs or to arrange for a special program for your group, call us at 401-444-8009 or e-mail

Community Connection Video Library

We have videos in both English and Spanish.


English Language Community Connection Videos

Heart Health in Rhode Island

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Rhode Island. Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Lifespan vice president for community health and equity, and Southern New England American Heart Association (AHA) Executive Director Michelle Clark, get to the heart of Rhode Island’s heart health during a discussion about the two organizations’ years-long partnership.

Food and Nutrition Insecurity

The Lifespan Community Health Institute and its partner, Southside Community Land Trust, are bridging the gap from farm-to-table by providing local families who are experiencing food insecurity with access to fresh, locally grown food that is reflective of many cultures.

Diabetes Prevention

One in three Rhode Islanders is pre-diabetic and they may not even know it. Sheryl Parente, a coach with our Diabetes Prevention Program, joins Carrie Bridges-Feliz to share how she motivates her clients to achieve their health goals. Learn about the program, its philosophy, and the results you can achieve.

Cancer Care for Women

Women in Rhode Island are provided with breast and cervical cancer screenings year-round, regardless of ability to pay or insurance coverage. Julie Abilheira, RN, vice president, Lifespan Cancer Institute, and Tosin Ojugbele, MD, medical director, RI Department of Health, discuss this collaborative program.

Skin Cancer Prevention

Christopher DiMarco, MD, of Brown Dermatology and Ana Almeida DoRosario, LCHI community outreach coordinator, discuss the importance of access to care to reduce skin cancer risks.  They review skin cancer signs and symptoms and how this most common form of cancer in the US is a year-round concern.

Spanish Language Community Connection Video

Flu Vaccination Clinics (Spanish)

Yohasma Marzan, RN, nurse coordinator, Lifespan Community Health Institute and Rebekah Gomez, executive director and founder of Conexión Latina Newport, discuss ways to protect against and prevent flu and other health concerns. This episode, “Clínicas de vacunación contra la gripe,” is in Spanish, with English subtitles.