The Bristol Health Equity Zone (HEZ) is a Bristol Parks and Recreation initiative funded through the RI Department of Health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to create innovative approaches that can reduce and manage chronic diseases, promote healthy lifestyles, assure healthy child development, and create environments where healthy choices are easier to make. Bristol’s HEZ brings together existing organizations, stakeholders, and partners that focus on the health and well-being of the community into a more formalized, sustainable collaborative.


Pop-up fresh fruit and vegetable market. Cash, check, or credit/debit.
Use your SNAP/EBT card here for 50% discount on fruits and vegetables.
Wednesday November 29 4:30—7:00pm
Market is open during Cooking Demo
Franklin Court Independent Living Community Room
Wood Street Tunnel Entrance

Courtney Poissant— Chef/Manager, The Common Pub and Grille
Chicken Marsala
The first 40 people in attendance will receive a bag of ingredients to take home!
Franklin Court Independent Living Community Room
Wood Street Tunnel Entrance
Wednesday November 29, 5:30pm
Next demo is Wednesday December 27th

Open to pregnant and nursing mothers and their families
Facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Tuesdays 9:30 — 11:30am
St. Mary’s Church (lower level)
330 Wood Street, Bristol

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Saturday November 4, 9am—5pm at the Rogers Free Library
Like CPR, the goal of Mental Health First Aid is to help support a person in crisis until appropriate professional help arrives. Parents, family members, and any concerned citizens are invited to register for this free training. Learn how to help an adolescent who is experienc-ing a mental health or addictions challenge. Topics covered will include typical adolescent development, de-escalating strategies for anxiety, and mental health challenges including depression, substance use, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), eating disorders, and disorders in which psychosis may occur. Registration is required and space is limited.

Register online at

For more information, please email the Bristol Health Equity Zone at:
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Bristol Health Equity Zone
…A Healthier Attitude