Public Health Expert, Former CDC Project Director Joins The Bizzell Group

Public Health Expert, Former CDC Project Director Joins The Bizzell Group

June 24, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) – Donna Elliston, DrPH, MSPH, joins The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) as Senior Associate in the Atlanta, GA office, where she will lead multiple projects and business development efforts. Dr. Elliston will oversee the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (ESB) Public Health Professional Support Services Contract.

“Over the 20-year span of my career in public health, I’ve supported health promotion and disease prevention through strategic visions, diverse and incredible partnerships, and a heightened level of commitment to service,” says Dr. Elliston. “I’m excited to explore new opportunities to amplify the tremendous growth at Bizzell, by engaging with a global network of the best-in-class clients and experts.”

Dr. Elliston’s has extensive knowledge and expertise in applied research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. She previously led projects at CDC including the Breastfeeding-Implementing and Identifying Best Practices for Achieving Baby Friendly Designation within the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community-Wide Initiative in Richmond County, Georgia, where she served as a subject matter expert in teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent and maternal & child health.

“I trust Dr. Elliston’s solid judgement that she brings from working at a very high level across branches of government and business,” says Anton Bizzell, M.D., President and CEO of The Bizzell Group. “Her track record of excellence and expertise align perfectly with the accomplished group of leaders at Bizzell.”

Dr. Elliston’s commitment to public health issues is evident in her educational background. She obtained a Doctorate in Public Health from Morgan State University, a Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College.

About Bizzell

Established in 2010, The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) strategic management and consulting firm that specializes in Program & Project Management, Administrative Support, Communication & Outreach, Conference Management & Logistical Support, Health Services & Research, Technical Assistance, as well as Training & Development. Bizzell is a partner of choice for federal, state and local government agencies and private organizations. Bizzell’s expert staff and consultants work on health, scientific, education, environment, research, and information technology projects that meet national priorities.

Under the leadership and vision of founder, Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, the company has grown from a staff of two in one small office, to a thriving firm with three offices in Lanham, MD, Rockville, MD, and Atlanta, GA with ongoing projects across the world.

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Bizzell Awarded a Contract to Provide Technical Assistance to HRSA’s Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems

Bizzell Awarded a Contract to Provide Technical Assistance to HRSA’s Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems

The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is pleased to announce that our firm was recently awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to provide technical assistance to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) / Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems (DHVECS).

This contract comes at a critical stage for HRSA, MCHB and DHVECS. The Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) initiative was designed to improve health and development outcomes at the child and family levels for those at risk, through improvement and coordination of health and related services at the community, State, and Federal levels.

Three years into the MIECHV initiative, the impact of the significant Federal investment is being assessed. Data will be analyzed to assess MIECHV grantee performance and outcomes for families, as well as to assess the impact of the program investment overall. Technical assistance (TA) will be intensified to support struggling grantees.

HRSA’s primary objectives for this task order are to conduct data and impact analyses for the MCHB DHVECS program and provide TA to grantees through comprehensive site visits, intensive performance improvement site visits, and general TA site visits.

“Research has long demonstrated improvements in child and family outcomes for participants in home visiting programs”, according to Anton Bizzell, M.D., CEO for Bizzell. “We are excited to partner with HRSA on this important initiative and look forward to providing the experience, substance, creativity, level of leadership, TA, data analysis, and other support required by HRSA.”