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

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.