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Virginia Department of Health

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Awardee Points of Contact

Principal Investigator
Joseph Hilbert
109 Governor Street 13th
Richmond, VA 23219

Performance Improvement Manager
Joshua Czarda

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Performance Officer
Jeffrey Brock

Grants Management Specialist
Shicann Phillips

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Jurisdiction: Statewide
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Virginia Department of Health

2012 Funding (Year 3)

  • Amount of funding: $399,709
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Develop and complete its community health assessment and community health improvement plan
    • Resolve all documentation gaps identified for accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board
    • Automate restaurant permit application and bedding and upholstery permitting processes
    • Continue to review and develop ongoing performance improvement projects

2011 Funding (Year 2)

  • Amount of funding: $399,859
  • Description of Project
    Awardee will:
    • Establish a public health accreditation team
    • Expedite the development of a timeline and roadmap
    • Organize agency workforce documentation
    • Develop a work-plan to develop a state health assessment and state improvement plan
    • Implement an agency-wide performance improvement project to automate paper-based processes and forms
    • Implement an ongoing best practice collaborative with cross-jurisdictional partners to identify and implement evidence-based policies

2010 Funding (Year 1)

Component I

  • Amount of funding: $300,000
  • Description of Project:
    Awardee will:
    • Focus on building, institutionalizing, and implementing performance management capacity within health departments
    • Support full-time "Performance Improvement Manager" who will participate in a national network of performance improvement professionals supported by CDC

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