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Christensen Named to Advisory Board of Meharry’s New School of Global Health

Dr. Donna M. Christensen has been named to the founding advisory board of the new School of Global Health at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

DOH Encourages Residents to Get the Flu Vaccine

As flu season approaches, the V.I. Health Department is urging residents to prioritize their well-being by getting vaccinated against the flu virus, especially the elderly and young children who are the most susceptible to severe flu-related complications, the department announced. 

Frederiksted Health Care Inc. and Others Hold Summit on HIV/PrEP

Organizations hosted a summit entitled “HIV Prevention with a Focus on PREP” and themed 'PrEP-ping the way forward in HIV Prevention.' Over 75 participants from various community-based organizations

DOH’s Pediatric Lead Testing of 118 Children Shows 4 Detected, Pending Confirmation

The lead test is being provided at no cost to the child, and parental consent is required before the test can be administered. Before a child can be tested, parents or guardians must register their child and give consent on the V.I. Department of Health’s registration portal,

GESC Health Insurance Board Releases Election Results

The results of GESC Board of Trustees election for the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix active employee representatives held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, are as follows.

Health Department Announces Initiative for Pediatric Lead Testing on STX

The V.I. Health Department is intensifying its efforts to raise awareness about lead exposure and its impact on health, particularly for the most vulnerable population — pregnant women and children ages 0 to 6 — after Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. declared a local State of Emergency on Monday to address high levels of lead and copper found in some of St. Croix’s drinking water.

Roach Reminds Residents of Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Deadline

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) offers prescription drug coverage to all Medicare beneficiaries, with some exceptions. Medicare beneficiaries can join or drop their prescription drug plan by the scheduled December deadline. 

Department of Health to Premiere ‘Step Into Wellness’ Video Series

The premiere episode is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, on the department's official social media platforms and Government Access Channel 27.

National Health IT Recognizes Governor for Advancing Telehealth, Broadband and Precision Medicine to Underserved Communities

Wednesday’s ceremony marked the inaugural presentation of the NHIT Health Equity and Inclusiveness Award.

HUD Awards $1.5 Million to HIV/AIDS Housing Program in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Research shows that a stable home is critical to the well-being of people with HIV, and it results in better health outcomes, including viral suppression.


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