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A Celebration of Children's Health
On Mondy, November 19, 2007 over 100 community leaders gathered for the seventh annual luncheon, A Celebration of Childrenís Health, to celebrate the progress the state has made in achieving positive health outcomes for Rhode Islandís children. Covering Kids awards were presented to elected officials, government leaders and community partners for their contributions to increase access to health insurance for children through RIte Care.

Governor Donald L. Carcieri was presented a Covering Kids Award.

Elizabeth Burke Bryant (right) presented a Covering Kids Lifetime Achievement Award to Jane Hayward (left)

A panel of RIte Care members consisting of (from left to right) Laurie Heltman, Ann Marie OíHagan and Jahn Frias shared their personal stories.

Covering Kids Award recipients included: Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts, House Majority Leader Gordon D. Fox, Representative Thomas C. Slater, Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Senator Rhoda E. Perry, Senator June N. Gibbs, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Mayor Scott Avedisian, Andrew M. Snyder, MD, Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Edward J. Quinlan, Hospital Association of Rhode Island

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