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U.S. Virgin Islands Resources

Medicaid Financing Cliff: Implications for the Health Care Systems in Puerto Rico and USVI
Issue brief providing an overview of the status of healthcare systems and Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) a year and a half after hurricanes hit the islands in September 2017. Focuses on challenges and includes an analysis of the implications for the islands' Medicaid finances, as most of the temporary disaster relief funding is set to expire in September 2019. Features statistics on the two territories' past and projected Medicaid spending.
Author(s): Robin Rudowitz, Cornelia Hall, Barbara Lyons
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Medicaid in the Territories: Program Features, Challenges, and Changes
Issue brief examining key issues and trends in the Medicaid program for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, using findings drawn from a budget survey and interviews with Medicaid officials. Focuses on Medicaid financing, eligibility and enrollment, benefits, provider access and delivery systems, and the changes from fiscal years 2017 to 2019. Features statistics including Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollment as of July 2016, and Medicaid funding and spending in these territories as of fiscal year 2017.
Author(s): Cornelia Hall, Robin Rudowitz, Kathleen Gifford
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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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: KFF
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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: KFF
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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: Video
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Recent Population Trends for the U.S. Island Areas: 2000 to 2010
Provides data on the populations of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Includes charts and maps describing the population, with information on population density, race and ethnic origin, age, and gender.
Author(s): Justyna Goworowska, Steven Wilson
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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The Northeast and Caribbean Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center - Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands Events Calendar
Lists the events, trainings, and webinars for the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island region of the Northeast and Caribbean Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: The Northeast and Caribbean Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center
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Office of Island Affairs Fact Sheet
Describes challenges and supports in promoting health in U.S. island territories, and strategies for improvement.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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2010 Census Island Areas
Access demographic information for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Last Updated: 4/23/2024