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Schneider Regional Medical Center to Host Carnival at the Hospital, Seeks Vendors

Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC), along with the U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Festivals, is happy to host “Carnival at the Hospital” at 6 p.m., Monday, April 22, on the Roy L. Schneider Hospital campus.

V.I. Department of Health Encourages Public to Know the Symptoms of Dengue

Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion is encouraging the public to become familiar with the symptoms of dengue, the mosquito-borne virus, and the best courses of action for treatment.

Department of Health to Launch a Food Safety Hotline

The Food Safety Hotline allows the public to report any issues related to food safety, such as suspected food poisoning, contamination concerns, foodborne illness outbreaks, unsanitary conditions in food establishments, and unsafe food handling practices.

V.I. Dodging Dengue Epidemic, So Far

The dengue fever outbreak that caused officials in Puerto Rico to declare a health emergency Monday has not bitten the Virgin Island yet, USVI health officials said Thursday — but it was likely on the way.

JFL Partners with Make-A-Wish Foundation to Fulfill the Wishes of Children With Critical Illnesses

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that carries out the wishes of children with critical illnesses across the United States and 50 other countries.

Schneider Regional Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Eva Kirsh Koeller for Residency Training

Dr. Koeller, a fourth-year resident in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University General Surgery Training Program at Rhode Island Hospital, brings her expertise and passion for medicine to SRMC.

Nurses With Lapsed or Inactive Licenses: Amnesty Period to Be Followed by Fee Increases

The board has approved an amnesty period that ends April 30 for nurses with an inactive or a lapsed license during the last two renewal years.

Tri-Island Health Fair Set for Feb. 29, Fonseca Announces

The Senate Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services will hold a tri-island Community Health Fair on Feb. 29, committee chairman Sen. Ray Fonseca announced Wednesday.

Lieutenant Governor Issues Update on Individual Health Insurance Coverage in USVI

The Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation has licensed a global insurer to provide individual health insurance coverage in the territory.

Ribbons for a Cure, a Local Cancer Organization, Accepting Applications for Financial Assistance

The Financial Assistance Program is available to cancer patients and survivors who have resided in the U.S. Virgin Islands permanently for the past five years. 

DOH Expands Pediatric Lead Screening, Outreach Efforts in St. Thomas-St. John District

The V.I. Department of Health’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Divisions are expanding pediatric lead screening to the STT-STJ district in a continuing effort to develop a baseline of exposure for children 0 to 6 years old - the most vulnerable population. 

CFVI Is Offering Free Mental Health Resource to Boost Children’s Learning

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is offering a free mental health resource to all families throughout the territory with children from birth-12th grade to boost their learning.

DOH Surpasses Initial Goal of Screening 1,000 Children for Lead Exposure

The V.I. Health Department has surpassed its initial goal of screening at least 1,000 St. Croix children aged zero to six for lead exposure, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion announced.

Senators Visit Territory’s Behavioral Health Patients in Florida

Sen. Fonseca expressed a sense of urgency to begin discussions with the commissioners of the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services to discuss the establishment of a public-private partnership that restores behavioral health services in the Virgin Islands.

Digital Lending Innovation Donates $35,000 to UVI CELL to Support Women’s Health

UVI CELL has received a $35,000 gift from Digital Lending Innovation, an Economic Development Commission beneficiary company based on St. Thomas that will help enhance women's healthcare initiatives across the USVI.

Howard University College of Pharmacy Advances Partnership With USVI, Launches Major Collaborations

The Howard University College of Pharmacy (HUCOP) and U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) have collaborated to create two new initiatives  Public Health Informatics and Technology for the USVI

Congress Extends Insulin Cap for Commercially Insured Patients to USVI

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing the extension by Eli Lilly of the $35 per month cap on insulin to commercially insured patients at participating retail pharmacies in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Christensen Named to Advisory Board of Meharry’s New School of Global Health

Dr. Donna M. Christensen has been named to the founding advisory board of the new School of Global Health at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

DOH Encourages Residents to Get the Flu Vaccine

As flu season approaches, the V.I. Health Department is urging residents to prioritize their well-being by getting vaccinated against the flu virus, especially the elderly and young children who are the most susceptible to severe flu-related complications, the department announced. 

Frederiksted Health Care Inc. and Others Hold Summit on HIV/PrEP

Organizations hosted a summit entitled “HIV Prevention with a Focus on PREP” and themed 'PrEP-ping the way forward in HIV Prevention.' Over 75 participants from various community-based organizations


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