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Public-Private Partnership Focuses on Diabetes Management and Prevention

A public-private partnership aimed at both the prevention and treatment of diabetes has been finalized with the launch of services – including outreach vans, education initiatives, and nutritional help – anticipated for the first quarter of 2022, according to Ganesh Prasad, founder of the V.I. Diabetes Center.

Officials ‘Holding Steady’ with COVID Restrictions as Omicron Variant Emerges

With information on the new omicron variant – including severity, transmissibility, and unique characteristics – still evolving, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. said Monday that the government will be keeping in place its existing COVID-19 restrictions for now, out of an "abundance of caution."

Department of Health Confirms the Eighty-Sixth Death Related to COVID-19

After further investigating the cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s eighty-sixth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 61-year-old female on St. Croix.

VA Says COVID-19 Booster Shots Available for Veterans

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System in collaboration with the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs will be conducting vaccination clinics for veterans in the Virgin Islands.

Government House: Pay Attention To Personal Health, Limit Family Gatherings

Taking on a seasonal tone, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. focused on the territory's overall health and wellbeing during Monday's Government House weekly press briefing, spotlighting mental health and diabetes awareness aside from the Department of Health's push for herd immunity achieved through COVID-19 vaccinations.

Caribbean Volunteer Services, Inc. Celebrates International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

The Caribbean Volunteer Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides hope and support resources to those considering suicide and those affected by suicide, celebrated International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day virtually on Saturday.

Department of Health Confirms the Eighty-Fifth Death Related to COVID-19

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands — After further investigating the cause of death and ensuring notification of next of kin, the Virgin Islands Department of Health is saddened to confirm the territory’s eighty-fifth death related to COVID-19. The deceased is a 96-year-old male on St. Croix. The Department continues to work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to follow these precautionary measures: practice social distancing, wear a mask when in the company of others outside of those in your household, clean frequently used areas thoroughly, and wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine can prevent severe illness and death. To schedule an appointment, please call (340) 777-8227 or visit covid19usvi.com/vaccines. Walk-ins are also accepted at our Community Vaccination Centers. St. Croix’s Community Vaccination Center is located at the Nissan Center on St. Croix, which is in La Grande Princesse, adjacent to the Honda Dealership and The Paint Shop, on the same side of the street as Food Town.

DHS Medicaid Division Launches Digital Security Environmental Scan to Promote Health Information Exchange

A ‘Creating Connections’ event will focus on the environmental scan process as a foundational USVI Health Information Technology initiative.

Virtue of the Week: Decisiveness

Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues.

DOH Fixes Machine, Resumes Printing Health Cards

Anyone can now walk into the DOH offices to get a card printed.

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