DOH to Host Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Walkability on St. John

The USVI Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with other public and private agencies, to include the St. John Administrator and the St. John Foundation, will hold a Town Hall Meeting on the island of St. John, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 5:30pm at the St. John Legislature building.

The DOH previously held a Town Hall meeting on St. Thomas, on Friday, June 30th, to get ideas from the community regarding areas that could be constructed for the public’s use. The area behind the Schneider Regional Hospital was identified and plans are being created to make that area more suitable for physical activity. These Town Hall meetings stem from a Walkability institute that the DOH’s Chronic Disease Prevention program held, in collaboration with CDC and the Task Force for Global Health (TEPHINET), June 13-14, 2017, on St. Croix.

During the Institute a diverse group of stakeholders convened to discuss and develop a plan of action for making our streets more conducive for walking/biking.  The team is hosting a Town Hall meeting to share the information learned during the workshop and discuss the first action steps.

DOH is seeking the community’s support to join us in designing a territory that promotes safety and encourages physical activity.  This event is free and open to all Virgin Islands residents.