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Republic of the Marshall Islands Resources

Veterans Affairs: Actions Needed to Improve Access to Care in the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States
Examines how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates the population of veterans in the U.S. territories and freely associated states (FAS) to inform resource allocation and outreach needs. Describes how the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) monitors veterans' use of and access to healthcare services at VHA facilities in the U.S. territories. Discusses challenges veterans face in accessing VHA services in the U.S. territories and FAS and VA efforts to address these challenges. Offers recommendations to the VA and Department of Defense to assess the data sources in its model for estimating the veteran population and its travel benefits policies for territory veterans.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Republic of Marshall Islands Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in the Republic of Marshall Islands in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients and award amounts.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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The State of the World's Children 2023 - For Every Child, Vaccination: Regional Brief: East Asia and the Pacific
Explores reasons behind a sharp drop worldwide in routine vaccination coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers suggestions for steps to be taken for the protection of children's health. Features statistics on zero-dose and under-vaccinated children in East Asian and Pacific countries including Palau, Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Title V MCH Block Grant Program - Marshall Islands State Snapshot: FY 2022 Application/FY 2020 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: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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The State of the World's Children 2021 - On My Mind: Promoting, Protecting and Caring for Children's Mental Health
Examines child, adolescent, and caregiver mental health, focusing on risks and protective factors at critical moments in the life course. Discusses COVID-19's effect on mental health, and the social determinants that shape mental health and well-being. Features statistics on child mortality rates, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, early childhood development, and education, with breakdowns by countries and territories including Palau, Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant - Marshall Islands: FY 2022 Application/FY 2020 Annual Report
Highlights the Marshall Islands' maternal and child health programs. Includes topics related to reducing infant mortality, improving oral and behavioral health, improving access, and COVID-19, among others.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Lessons Learned from the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands COVID-19 Response
Blog post describing the ways in which public health officials used collaboration, communication, and partnership in their response to COVID-19 in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Includes information about other health-related challenges faced by these islands.
Author(s): Karl Ensign
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Progress Toward Rubella Elimination — Western Pacific Region, 2000–2019
Reports on rubella vaccination coverage levels and rubella supplementary immunization activities by country and area in the Pacific. Includes data for American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Micronesia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(24), 744-750
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Compacts of Free Association: Populations in U.S. Areas Have Grown, with Varying Reported Effects
Describes estimated migration of citizens from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau, and reported costs related to this migration in Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Also explores effects of this migration on governments, workforces, and societies in these and other areas of the United States, including costs of providing healthcare and extending access to the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Dual Burden of Stunting and Obesity Among Elementary School Children on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands
Provides a baseline for the prevalence of obesity and low height-for-age in elementary students on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands in response to initiatives addressing childhood over- and under-nutrition. Compares data by age group, school type, and gender.
Author(s): Erin Passmore, Tanner Smith
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(8), 262-266
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 5/30/2024