One year after hurricanes Maria and Irma struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), recovery of essential community health care has progressed, but remains incomplete and challenging. This issue brief presents findings from a comprehensive survey of community health centers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It describes the current state of health center recovery and examines shifts in both community need and health service capacity, which have potential longer-term implications.
The survey was conducted by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW) and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
Additional funding support was provided by the RCHN Community Health Foundation.