News & Events
Wood River Health hosts annual events and participates in community outreach events.
Harvest for Health Gala
Wood River Health hosts an annual gala called Harvest for Health. The event takes place in September and includes dinner, dancing, a wine raffle, silent and live auctions and lots of fun!
We launched our 1st Annual Gala in 2021, which netted $45,000 in donations. Our 2nd Annual Harvest for Health took place at The Haversham House in Westerly on September 30, 2022. It raised over $65,000 for our health center.
The gala is supported through many generous sponsorships and donations made by community partners, local businesses and members of the Board of Directors.
All proceeds are used to support Wood River Health's many programs and services that help improve our community's quality of life.
Save the date for our 3rd Annual Harvest for Health Gala, which will take place on September 22, 2023. Back by popular demand, Take it to the Bridge has been secured for the occasion.
Head to Toe Wellness Fair
Wood River Health launched an outdoor Head-to-Toe Wellness Fair in April 2022 at our Westerly location at 11 Wells Street. The Wellness Fair was hosted outdoors and was free and open to the public.
The Wellness Fair is an opportunity for members of our community to connect with our providers and staff outside of a health care setting. It is also an opportunity for southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut residents to get their health-related questions answered outside of their doctor’s office.
The event is tailored towards families with children. It features free food, raffles, giveaways and activities for children. Health related information and resources are distributed by Wood River Health’s Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health Services, its Community Resources Team and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) department and its community partners.
National Health Center Week
National Health Center Week is an annual celebration that takes place in August to raise awareness about America’s health centers and the critical services we provide.
Community Health Centers such as Wood River Health serve as a beacon of strength, service and care in our communities. During Health Center Week, Wood River Health has planned many fun activities recognizing our staff and our patients.