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University of Miami’s Prestigious Miller School of Medicine Launches Heart Health Initiative in the USVI

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The US Virgin Islands suffers some of the worst rates of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in the United States. With more than 40 percent of healthcare positions vacant, the Territory also experiences significant health care workforce shortages – and a majority of caregivers in the territory hail

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The VI Department of Health offices and hotlines territory-wide will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and the Day of Prayer for Peace, respectively. Operations will resume on Monday, November 27. The VI Department of Health family wishes everyone a joyous

St. Croix, US VIRGIN ISLANDS – During Monday’s Government House press briefing, VI Health Department Territorial Epidemiologist, Dr. Esther Ellis, provided an update on pediatric lead testing of children aged 0 to 6 years old on the island of St. Croix. “As of this morning, 390 children have completed the

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – In a ceremony held Wednesday, the VI Department of Health cut the ribbon on its newly constructed Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Building at the Knud Hansen Complex on St. Thomas, calling it a milestone in the department’s continuing effort to address health disparities

St. Croix, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Albert Bryan Jr., during today’s Government House press briefing, declared a State of Emergency to address the potable water system on St. Croix and concerns about elevated levels of lead and copper. As the Department of Planning and Natural Resources collaborates with its federal

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — In a decisive effort to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our community, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced today that the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) is issuing a “no drinking or consumption” advisory for the potable water system on the island of St. Croix.  This precautionary

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The VI Department of Health proudly introduces "Step into Wellness," a new video series aimed at empowering Virgin Islanders with the tools and knowledge needed to live a healthier life. The premiere episode is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, at 7 p.m., on the department's official
St. John, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The VI Department of Health is advising the St. John community that the Morris DeCastro Clinic is closed for the remainder of this week due poor air circulation at the facility. On Wednesday, the department announced the clinic would close at 12 p.m. for
St. John, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The VI Department of Health is advising the St. John community that the Morris DeCastro Clinic will close at 12 p.m. for the remainder of the week. Power outages have impacted the compressor of one of the clinic's air conditioning units. The clinic will
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Virgin Islands Department of Health is announcing that the Territory is set to receive its initial shipment of the enhanced Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines by the end of this week. This development follows last week's commendation by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), coupled
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Virgin Islands Department of Health intends to solicit assistance from the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training Program. The assistance will provide medically underserved Virgin Islands residents with access to no-cost dental, vision, and health screenings, examinations, and services. The proposed assistance will take place at