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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.

Synergy Fitness-Wellness Center Offering Free Lecture Series, Fitness Program

Synergy Fitness and Wellness Center is offering a lecture series and a free six-week fitness program thanks to a grant from the V.I. Department of Health.

BCB Donates $1,000 for Breast Cancer Support to East End Medical Center

The BCB school family wore pink in support of breast cancer awareness and assembled outside the auditorium to mark the occasion.

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 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.

Plaskett Announces $550,000 Federal Grant From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“Today the Center for Mental Health Services announced a $550,000 grant to kick off Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) in the U.S. Virgin Islands."

FEMA Extends Emergency Prescription Assistance Through Aug. 15

This program is for anyone who has lost medicine or medical supplies due to the 2017 hurricanes and has no insurance.

FEMA Advises Public of Hurricane Preparedness for Persons With Disabilities

People with special needs and their families should approach preparedness planning with additional considerations.

FEMA Shares Guidelines to Help V.I. Families Cope With Post-Hurricane Stress

A toll-free, multilingual and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.

Doctors Available in Territory for Chemotherapy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy

Charlene Kehoe of Cancer Support VI has been working on ways to get the word out that chemo is still available in the territory since there are oncologists here.

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