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Who We Are

The OneCranston Health Equity Zone (HEZ), one of 15 HEZs in Rhode Island, is a resident-driven initiative funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health, with Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) as our backbone agency. Our goal is to support and equip Cranston community members to collaborate and create projects, places, and programming where residents can healthily live, learn, work, and play.

Health equity means everyone has an equal opportunity to lead a healthy life. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, racism, and their consequences, including powerlessness and insufficient access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and healthcare.

Our five main initiatives work to do just that. With Cranston community members and local organizations driving our work, focused on areas such as physical health, trauma, and youth opportunity, we can address needs within the community and improve health outcomes.

Advocate and collaborate for policies, programs, and mindset that will create a healthier and more equitable Cranston. 

Our Mission

Our Vision

All feel welcomed to live in a cohesive and unified Cranston and are empowered to participate alongside community organizations, city government, education and healthcare to create and support more equitable solutions for all residents. 


Resident-driven, Equal Voice, Transparency, Collective Impact, Empathetic, Respect, Strengths-based Approach, Education, Sustainability 

Our Proud Backbone Agency
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Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) is proud to be the backbone agency for the Cranston Health Equity Zone. CCAP is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. We provide a wide spectrum of services and benefits that are designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.

For a full list of CCAP programs and services, please visit here.

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Main Office

1090 Cranston Street

Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 714 - 7004

Family Support Center

70 Gansett Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 642- 7595

Staff not always in office. Please call ahead.

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The OneCranston Health Equity Zone is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

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