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Friday, May 29, 2020

Health & Wellness

DOH Set to Launch Community Project in Estate Whim

The V.I. Department of Health's “Plan to Prepare” project offers a community-based approach to preventing hurricane-related deaths and injuries in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Feds Give Grant to V.I. for Maternal and Child Health Program

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI) released the following statement regarding a $212,261 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Virgin Islands Department of Health Group Maternal and Child Health programs.

A Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Where to Get Help

As in many jurisdictions of the world, the U.S. Virgin Islands sees far too many people taken before their time through suicide. Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 added a great amount of stress to many Virgin Islanders.

Department of Health Completes 2019 Cistern Study

During July and August 2019, the V.I. Department of Health, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and local partners, visited 400 households across all three islands to study the water quality of household cisterns.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo)

Health Department Reports No Dengue Cases in Territory

The Department of Health reminds the public to stay vigilant to mosquito control and protection measures, as there have been confirmed cases of dengue in the British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Miami and Puerto Rico.

DOH Celebrates Re-Opening of The Clubhouse on St. Croix

The Clubhouse, located at 3500 Estate Richmond, is the home of a psychosocial rehabilitation model used to restore lives by helping people with a history of mental illness in many ways.

Territorial Nurses Are Advised of 2020-2021 License Renewal Process

It is a violation of the Virgin Islands Code to work with a lapsed Registration Certificate (license). Certificates received after Oct. 31 may not be able to be processed by Jan. 1, 2020.

HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Is Sept. 18, Free Testing Offered

Testing is free and confidential. To be tested go to Frederiksted Heath Care (West) -- Division of Social and Community Programs between noon and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18.

DOH Addresses Residents’ Concerns About Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Some Virgin Islands residents have expressed concern about a rare mosquito-borne illness called Eastern equine encephalitis, also known as Triple E or EEE, that is currently affecting certain areas of the United States.

Department of Health Advises on Best Practices After Hurricane

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) provides the following recommendations to help residents stay safe and healthy as the territory recovers from Hurricane Dorian.

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