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NHIT Offers Webinar Forums on Equitable Health IT

NHIT is launching an ongoing national effort to equip leaders with novel approaches and insights about transforming underserved communities through emerging Health IT and Digital Health tools, methods and innovations.

SAMHSA to Fund $110 Million in Emergency Grants for Treatment of Substance Abuse, Mental...

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19 (Short Title: Emergency COVID-19).

VING to Support Screening Protocols at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

The protocols will provide additional measures to prevent further exposure and infections among the population. They consist of screening criteria established to identify passengers who could possibly be infected with the coronavirus.

USVI Eligible for $2.9 Million COVID-19 Funding From U.S. Department of Justice

Funds awarded under this program provide the territory an opportunity to obtain resources to assist first responders in preventing, preparing for and responding to the coronavirus.

DHS Medical Assistance Program Offers Telephone Interviews, Relaxed Guidelines

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAP announced relaxed federal authorities for enrollment and eligibility, patient care and provider enrollment requirements.

Frederiksted Health Care Procures Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance

Under this program, the federal government will act as the primary insurer for Frederiksted Health Care and assumes responsibility for costs related to a claim.

Roach Says Medicare, Group Health Insurance to Pay for COVID-19 Tests

Cigna, United Healthcare and Elan are in compliance with the president’s request that they pay the costs for coronavirus tests, once the tests are distributed to health care providers for administration to their patients.

Cooking in the Time of Corona – Simple White Bean Soup With Spinach

With restaurants shut down and people home sheltering, there has never been a better time to cook. The other consideration is that good health is the best defense at any time.
Juan F. Luis Hospital in pre-hurricane file photo. JFL was badly damaged by Hurricane Maria.

JFL Updates Community on Preparedness, Restricts Visitations

As a result of COVID-19 and the need to ensure the safety of visitors and staff of the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center (JFL), visitors and visitation hours have been revised to better care for patients and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Plessen Healthcare Taking Further Actions to Halt New Coronavirus

Plessen Healthcare continues to closely monitor the coronavirus pandemic and will adjust protocols as necessary in order to best protect its patients, medical professionals and employees while continuing to provide care for our U.S. Virgin Islands community. Updates to these protocols will be announced as it becomes necessary.

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