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Resources by State: Puerto Rico

One Year after the Storms: Recovery and Health Care in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Issue brief describing status of the recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, following the September 2017 hurricanes. Draws on public reports and interviews conducted in July and September 2018 and earlier work focusing on the territories' status 6 months after the storms.
Author(s): Cornelia Hall, Robin Rudowitz, Samantha Artiga, Barbara Lyons
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Zika in Babies in US Territories
Provides an overview of the Zika infection in pregnancy and its impact on babies. Focuses on babies born in American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Marshall Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Identifies what health departments, healthcare providers, and parents can do.
Additional links: Fact Sheet, Video
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vital Signs: Zika-Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection — U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, 2018
Focuses on children one year of age or younger born in the U.S. territories and freely associated states whose mothers had laboratory evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy and who had follow-up care reported. Reports data on Zika-associated birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities possibly associated with congenital Zika virus infection.
Author(s): Marion E. Rice, Romeo R. Galang, Nicole M. Roth, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(31), 858-867
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Care in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: A Six-Month Check-Up After the Storms (Report)
Overview of the status of recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, with emphasis on the condition of healthcare systems. Draws on interviews with key stakeholders and residents, and public reports.
Author(s): Samantha Artiga, Cornelia Hall, Robin Rudowitz
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Medicaid and CHIP in Puerto Rico
Summarizes key requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Puerto Rico. Features statistics on program costs from fiscal years 2011-2016, with breakdowns by federal spending and Puerto Rico spending.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Medicaid and CHIP in the Territories
Summarizes federal requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as operating in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Features statistics including number of enrollees and percentage of the population enrolled, and program costs, with breakdowns by federal or territory spending levels and by location.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Puerto Rico, State Snapshot: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
Executive summary of program activities and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level.
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers: Struggling to Recover in the Wake of Hurricane Maria
Highlights the importance of Puerto Rico's 86 mostly rural federally funded health centers, and details the challenges they face as they recover from Hurricane Maria. Also provides demographic and health status/coverage information for Puerto Rico's health center patient base.
Author(s): Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, Rachel Gunsalus, Brad Leifer, Sara Rosenbaum
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management, RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Puerto Rico: FY 2018 Application/FY 2016 Annual Report
A description of the status and activities of Puerto Rico's maternal and child health programs. Includes data on financial, program, and performance measures, and features demographic information on ethnicity and race, household types, poverty levels, maternal and infant mortality, and statistics related to healthcare and health insurance.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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Pregnancy Outcomes After Maternal Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy — U.S. Territories, January 1, 2016-April 25, 2017
Provides data on Zika virus infection in pregnant women and outcomes in their fetuses and infants in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands and the U.S. freely associated states of Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands.
Author(s): Carrie K. Shapiro-Mendoza, Marion E. Rice, Romeo R. Galang, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(23), 615-621
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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