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New AARP Campaign Focuses on Federal/ State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices

The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Virgin Islanders and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level.
Albert Bryan

Governor Moves to Improve Mental Health, Behavioral Services in Territory

In an effort to improve mental health and behavioral services throughout the territory, Gov. Bryan signed an executive order declaring a mental healthcare emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands due to a shortage of psychiatric physicians and behavioral health providers.

Biomedical Technology Firm SmedleyUSVI Opens Up in USVI

SmedleyUSA, a United States Mainland-based firm with over 80 years of health care technology experience, has opened SmedleyUSVI on St. Croix.
Jessica Whyte, a licensed mental health counselor at J.W. Behavioral Center in Charlotte Amalie, is conducting a women’s groups to address issues such as depression and other mental health concerns in our community.

Depression Can Have Many Causes, Many Symptoms, but There Is Help

More than 300 million people worldwide are suffering from depression, according to the World Health Organization's 2018 statistics. While depression is a common mental illness that affects both men and women, it is more common in women.

CACAF Gives RLS Support for Dialysis Unit

The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation Inc., (CACAF) presented a check for $5,000 to help survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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.

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."

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