Population Health Planning & Improvement Coordinator at Virginia Department of Health

Full Time
United States
Posted 4 weeks ago

This is a restricted position, which is solely funded by THE PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT period ending 2026. Provides or coordinates health improvement planning services in the local health district by planning, implementing, and evaluating health education activities.


Accreditation Process Management

  • Gather, analyze, and produce a portfolio of all requirements prescribed by the Public Health Accreditation Board.
  • Develop an organized system and method for filing documents to substantiate the completion of each domain.
  • Attend training before submitting/uploading documentation that conforms with the PHAB Standards and Measures.
  • Identify and upload documents of conformity and work with PHAB Accreditation Specialist to problem-solve.
  • Prepare for application completeness review and site visit by ensuring all standards and measures are met and is evidenced by documentation.
  • Maintain confidentiality throughout accreditation process, especially during the site visit when personnel records, results of investigations and minutes of staff meetings may be reviewed.
  • Accept decision from PHAB for 5-year accreditation and produce annual reports or action plans for improvement if not accredited.
  • Plan and prepare for reaccreditation after five years.

Resource Management & Documentation Review

  • Monitor budget and expenses to ensure resources are appropriately used.
  • Procure supplies, such as incentives, texts, materials, etc.
  • Assures that all health department records are secure and always follow HIPPA regulations
  • Prepare grant applications; apply to national and local sources for project funding.
  • Coordinate grant activities and prepare grant activity reports
  • Actively seeks funding for support, enhancement, and additions to projects and training needs in the local health districts.

Quality Improvement & Performance Management

  • Oversees planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of processes for community health assessment and improvement planning, community organization/engagement and participation, and other identified needs for capacity-building.
  • Comply with required elements of funding source and provide leadership in the writing, editing, and submission of reports on CHA-CHIP goals and outcomes.
  • Regularly assesses and monitors status of partner organization’s engagement with community health assessment and improvement planning processes.
  • Routinely informs supervisor regarding status of project activities including any potential problems; discusses any problems related to project completion with supervisor.
  • Monitors budgets and/or expenditures and works with supervisor to allocate funds to support training and capacity coordination.
  • Verifies data for accuracy and identifies trends, develops projections and prepares reports as directed or follows established procedures.

Project Management

  • Prepares project and training work plans for local health districts and related agencies.
  • Schedules and arranges opportunities, events, and meetings.
  • Prepares annual CHA-CHIP training in accordance with needs, priorities, and deadlines
  • Serves as liaison for local health district and their partner agencies on matters of CHA-CHIP.
  • Coordinates and supervises assessment and improvement activities and ensures that team members deliver expected outputs.
  • Oversees all project and development activities for community health assessment and improvement strategies.

Collaboration & Leadership

  • Serves in a lead role to identify needs to conduct effective community health assessment and improvement planning processes and to establish strong working relationships in their communities; assists with the development of community relationships.
  • Clearly communicate purpose, goals, and objectives to peers and beneficiaries to clarify roles and responsibilities for completing community health assessment and improvement planning processes.
  • Encourages creative problem-solving among partners to enhance productivity and effectiveness.
  • Promotes integration, consistency, and collaboration toward collective impact among services across VDH services within the local health district.
  • Builds effective working relationships with all disciplines within VDH and appropriate outside agencies.

Community Health Assessment & Planning/Improvement

  • Assemble community team/coalition and facilitate team learning experiences to determine community health problems and to identify assets as part of community health assessment.
  • Assist community team/coalition to identify priority issues, develop and implement strategies for action, and establish accountability to ensure measurable health improvement, as outlined in a community health improvement plan.
  • Teach and train about methods, processes, and tools for completing community health assessment and improvement planning.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of principles and practices of public health education; strategic and operational planning, budgeting, and operations; information research, quantitative methods for assessing effectiveness; community assessment & resources; group dynamics and behavior; population-based health strategies; health care practices & principles; human behavior and techniques for effecting behavior change; and grants management

Skill in health program planning, implementation, and evaluation; development of goals and objectives; community assessment; technical and grant writing skills; public speaking and making presentations to staff and public; meeting and time management and organizing; and in the use of standard MS products, presentation, and desktop publishing software

Ability to prepare news releases, brochures, teaching materials and attractive, informative displays for health fairs and other public presentations; seek out and interpret RFPs and grant offerings, create successful grant applications, and manage grants; work independently and as a team member; and create and manage effective interpersonal and interorganizational communication and coordination networks.

Additional Considerations

  • Previous experience in health promotion and media relations is preferred
  • Certification as Health Education Specialist

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHSIG Exclusion List check, employment reference check and E-Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, background checks or completion of Statement of Economic Interests may be required for certain positions.

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