​​​​​​​Hurricane hovering over puerto ricoAPHL extends its profound gratitude to all of the public health staff in Puerto Rico (PR) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) for their work to support response and recovery efforts following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

APHL dedicates this site to these heroes who have invested their time to rebuild the public health system across PR and USVI. We admire their dedication, passion and continuous drive to keep their populations safe and healthy. 

Click on the "PR and USVI Heroes" bar below to learn more about the tireless PR and USVI laboratory staff!​

If you are interested in being featured on this site, please contact APHL at emergency.preparedness@aphl.org. ​

This project was 100% supported with federal funds from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cooperative Agreement NU1ROT000009-01, APHL Laboratory Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health Crisis.

Photo Source: NOAA National Environmental and Information Service ​