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NEHA to Launch Post-Hurricane Health, Child Care and Safety Work Partnerships

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has announced it is launching a series of post-hurricane projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and parts of the U.S. mainland.

DOH Schedules Free Flu and Tetanus Shots

The shots will be offered free on Friday, Nov. 30, in the Jury Assembly Room at the Almeric Christian Federal Building.

Red Cross Launches Online First Aid Course for Opioid Overdoses

The 45-minute course contains content on how to identify the signs and symptoms of a suspected opioid overdose and the appropriate care to provide.

Feds Award Funds to Frederiksted Health Care for Opioid Abuse and Mental Health Services

Frederiksted Health Care will expand access to integrated behavioral health care services using evidence-based models to meet substance use disorder and mental health needs on St. Croix.

Senior Collaborative Offers Free Classes to Prevent Falls: ‘A Matter of Balance’

The St. Croix Senior Collaborative is offering a class called “A Matter of Balance” to residents 60 or older on St. Croix. The training class consists of eight two-hour sessions.

Feds Award Frederiksted Health Care Inc. $690,000 for Post Hurricane Improvements

The grants, administered by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will help to ensure continued access to primary health care services at community health centers in areas affected by hurricanes.

Feds Award Disaster Recovery Grants to V.I. Health Centers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants totaling more than $1.2 million to support the Frederiksted Health Care Center on St. Croix and the East End Medical Center on St. Thomas.
Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

Feds Give $2.4 Million FEMA Grant to JFL Medical Center for Dialysis Services

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), ranking member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment, released the following statement regarding a $2,432,616.30 FEMA federal grant for the territory.
Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

JFL Launches Amnesty Program for Outstanding Balances

The Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center has launched the 2018 Amnesty Program for outstanding balances owed. Effective immediately until Dec. 31, the program offers up to fifty percent discount on patient balances as of June 30.

Local Professionals Earn Nationally Recognized Certifications in Healthcare

Laura Forbes and Jacintha Stephen, both employees at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center on St Croix, recently received certifications from nationally recognized healthcare improvement organizations.

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