February 24, 2024

East Bay Community Action Program Names Health Equity Zone Staff


East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is pleased to announce the new hire of Albert Whitaker as Program Director of its East Providence Health Equity Zone (HEZ) and reassignment of staff member Jacquelyn Brooks as Community Engagement Specialist.

Whitaker, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a master’s degree in Urban Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, is a master’s degree candidate in Public Health at Liberty University next spring. Before joining EBCAP, he worked as a Region Director of Community Integrated Health with the American Diabetes Association. His region consisted of the New England States, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Brooks holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies and Communications from the University of Rhode Island and is a master’s degree candidate in Public Health at the University of Vermont next summer. Before joining HEZ she worked with EBCAP’s Head Start Division. 

EBCAP recently received the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) Health Equity Zone (HEZ) grant for the City of East Providence to create and fund opportunities for a diverse range of community members and partners to collaborate to build a healthier, more resilient community.

On Thursday, November 7, East Providence Health Equity Zone (HEZ), in conjunction with East Bay Community Action Program, will hold a Flu Vaccine Clinic at East Bay Family Health Center at 100 Bullocks Avenue in East Providence, RI. The clinic will run from 10:00am to 1:00pm and is open to the public. No appointments are necessary and there are no co-pays.

All children 6 months to 18 years of age are eligible for a flu vaccine, which is safe for individuals with egg allergies. Individuals 19 years of age or older must be a Rhode Island resident or have insurance through a Rhode Island employer to receive a flu vaccine on November 7. A Rhode Island photo ID is required and, if applicable, proof of insurance. Rhode Island residents without insurance are eligible for free flu shots. Clinicians and Health Center staff will be available to help with check-in, to answer questions and address any health concerns.

East Bay Community Action Program is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay, including the municipalities of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown. For more information about the agency or to learn how you can contribute please visit www.ebcap.org.


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