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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.