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Health care in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands 6-months post-Maria

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Created: Mar 20, 2018 at 3:57 p.m.
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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has conducted a number of interviews with Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands residents in February 2018, six months after Hurricane Maria crossed Puerto Rico. A panel of experts involved in federal, territory, or facility health care coordination were present to discuss the issues experienced and the ongoing works to prepare for the next Hurricane season. The panel discussed issues of the electrical power source, the hospital operations and status, and the financial needs from federal funding programs like Medicaid for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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"Health Care: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Six Months After the Storms"(Interview video):

Health center operation status on March 2018 (report):

Kaiser Family Foundation panel discussion event on March 2018 (video):

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Related Resources

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Title Owners Sharing Status My Permission
Population health reports for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Jimmy Phuong · Christina Norton  Public &  Shareable Open Access
Hurricane Maria 2017 Collection Christina Norton · Graciela Ramirez-Toro  Public &  Shareable Open Access
Hurricane Maria 2017 Collection Nathan Kim  Private &  Shareable None


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
NSF RAPID: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Building Infrastructure to Prevent Disasters like Hurricane Maria 1810886

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Kaiser Family Foundation (2019). Health care in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands 6-months post-Maria, HydroShare,

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