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CFVI USVI KIDS COUNT Data Book Highlights Well-being of Children

This year’s Data Book offers a comprehensive snapshot of data on the well-being of the territory’s children.

Plaskett Announces Senate Deal to Provide Multiyear Medicaid Certainty

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s deal to provide multiyear Medicaid certainty for the territory.

Board of Nurse Licensure Reminds Nurses of Renewals and CNA Examinations

Board reminds advanced practical nurses (APRNs) and registered nurses (RNs) that application packets for renewal period 2020-2021 should be submitted no later than Dec. 15.
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett speaks Tuesday at a news conference.

Delegate Plaskett Announces $10 Million Grant for JFL

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement about an important $10 million grant for Gov. Juan F. Louis Hospital from the FEMA to go towards the rebuilding of the U.S.V.I. associated with Hurricane Maria.

USDA Invests $1.3 Million to Expand Rural Education, Health Care in V.I.

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding a multi-million-dollar investment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in distance learning and telemedicine projects for rural communities across the United States, including the U.S.V.I.

V.I. Department of Health Provides Suicide Prevention Training

Eighty-seven Department of Health (DOH) staff and community stakeholders recently participated in two, separate, two-day suicide prevention trainings.

Pilot Project Makes 43-Mile Ocean Crossing With Drone

In a first for the unmanned aerial system (UAS) industry, Skyfire Consulting, along with Doosan Mobility Innovation Inc., the U.S. Department of Health (DOH) and other collaborators made a 43-mile open ocean drone crossing between St. Croix and St. Thomas.

NHIT – Virgin Islands Health Innovation Summit Set for Nov. 4

The purpose of the summit is to enhance USVI’s capacity to create a resilient 21st century health system.

Island Therapy Solutions Partners With Rwandan Youth Village

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) in Rwanda, Africa, hosted a delegation of mental health practitioners from Island Therapy Solutions (ITS), Oct. 14-16, where they delivered mental health wellness workshops.

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.

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