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New aid for researchers is added to respond to COVID-19

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust will grant up to $10,000 for research and specific solutions in public health in the communities, as well as projects that advance telehealth on the Island.

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Symptom tracking is vital to control contagion of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico

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Executives from Ponce Health Sciences University and the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust explain how the COVID-19 Epidemiological Surveillance System can help save lives on the Island

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$500,000 in grants for projects that help mitigate the situation of COVID19 in Puerto Rico.

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The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust opens a grant fund for researchers to help find solutions to the COVID-19 situation on the Island.

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Para la Naturaleza presents the documentary History Map - an inventory of damages suffered in historic zones as a result of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico

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$500,000 grant to start programs of Telemedicine and Telehealth in Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT) and the Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) have initiated a pilot project to establish Telemedicine and Telehealth programs in Puerto Rico. It consists of the purchase of specialized equipment that will allow remote health services to be offered in the Castañer communities in Lares, Florida, Rincón, Arroyo, Las Marías, Maricao and Culebra.

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ACHÚ, a book to educate children about COVID-19 in a simple and fun way

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The Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT), was given the task of developing the “Achú” Activity Book, to educate children about the new Coronavirus COVID-19. The book was created with the idea of ​​raising awareness in children, in a simple and fun way, of the world’s reality in relation to this disease, which is already considered a global pandemic, and nobody is exempt from it.

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STEM en tu Pueblo arrives in Ponce

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In a collaboration of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust and its STEM Education Program with the Ángel Ramos Foundation, STEM and virtual reality workshops will reach communities in the most affected areas of the Southwest.

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Local Team Creates Tools to Improve Housing Addresses in Puerto Rico

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The Initiative for Civic Address Systems Assessment in Puerto Rico, iCasaPR, a local nonprofit organization, has begun a project to tackle the challenges of address infrastructure in Puerto Rico and its effect on disadvantaged communities. This project, called Puerto Rico Civic Address Vulnerability Evaluation, PRCAVE, is the first systematic evaluation of address infrastructure in Puerto Rico. PRCAVE is backed by a generous donation from the non-profit organization Filantropía Puerto Rico. 

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Puerto Rico Public Health Trust Present After Earthquakes

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Responding to its strong community commitment to improve the health of Puerto Rican communities, the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT) along with its program Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) lead a deployment of relief efforts related to the earthquakes of January 2020, which affected several municipalities in the southern area of ​​the Island.

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El ‘fracking’ no es la causa de la alta sismicidad en el suroeste de Puerto Rico (diciembre 2019 – enero 2020)

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