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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.

DHS to Host Workshops on Compassion, Fatigue, Grief Counseling

Green Cross Academy of Traumatology will conduct the workshops on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

DOH Offering School Nurses, Administrators Training on 2018 Disease Reporting Requirements

The Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) is offering a workshop/training on the ‘2018 Disease Reporting Requirements for School Nurses & Administrators.’

Emergency Prescription Assistance Program Extended Into May

Check with a pharmacy to see if it participates in the program.

SRMC’s Tina Comissiong Named ‘40 Under 40’ Recipient by National Minority Health Forum

Comissiong, who serves as legal counsel and chief compliance officer at the Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC), is one of 40 persons from around the country who have been named to this year’s list.

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