Bizzell Partners with NCMA to Support Quest Communities Veterans Project

Bizzell Partners with NCMA to Support Quest Communities Veterans Project

On April 21st, at the Crystal Lake Golf and Country Club, The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) placed 1st at the 3rd Annual National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Atlanta Golf Invitational. The golf tournament is the largest NCMA event hosted in Atlanta.

Bizzell’s Atlanta based Senior Associate, Lisa Black, serves as the Community Outreach Chair of the NCMA, Atlanta Region. As a growing business committed to deepening our impact, our community outreach work with NCMA aims to support and assist underserved communities in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

Bizzell partnered with NCMA on this event by sponsoring one hole and providing volunteer support for the event. A portion of this year’s event proceeds will be donated to Quest Communities, Quest Vets Project — which has provided housing assistance to more than 4,000 displaced and or homeless veterans.

Bizzell is excited to have placed 1st in the tournament; but most thrilled to have a sustained partnership with NCMA to support military veterans and other underserved communities in the Atlanta metro. In the coming months, The Bizzell Group will again partner with NCMA to support the Mary Hall Freedom House – a residential treatment center for substance abuse which serves women and children.

Bizzell Awarded Three SAMHSA IDIQ Domains

Bizzell Awarded Three SAMHSA IDIQ Domains

The Bizzell Group  (Bizzell) is excited to continue its successful partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on the SAMHSA Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract through 2022. The firm was awarded three domains as a prime contractor on the IDIQ contract, and teamed with larger firms who were successful on additional domains. The contract is designed to assist SAMHSA in achieving its goal of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America’s communities.

As a prime contractor, Bizzell, along with our partners, will provide assistance in three separate domains (Domain III, Domain V and Domain VI):

Domain III—Policy Analysis and Program Related Projects: Bizzell will assist with policy analysis, regulatory policy, developing programs and program support by organizing focus groups and consultations that will shed light on mental illness and substance use disorders, healthcare and behavioral health disparities as well as other health related topics.

Domain V—Technical Assistance and Training Projects: With Domain V, Bizzell will provide technical assistance and training courses for a wide range of topics including needs assessment, program planning, science-based approaches to prevention and treatment, payment and financing strategies, including managed care, disparities and culturally appropriate/responsive practice, trauma, health information technology, performance measurement, evaluation, and clinical and medical programs, practices and research.

Domain VI—Planning, Implementation and Report Support Projects: The focus of Domain VI is to plan and support multiple concurrent events and activities through the entire planning and logistical support lifecycle.

Aside from the three domains that Bizzell was awarded as a prime, the firm will also provide services to SAMHSA on two additional domains as a subcontractor to larger firms.

Domain I—Feasibility, Pilot, and Evaluation Projects: On Domain I, Bizzell employees will assist the prime contractor and SAMHSA on executing feasibility studies that will determine if an organizational activity, treatment service, strategy, survey or statistical study will work as intended. Feasibility is followed by the Pilot, which will assess whether the results of a feasibility study can be successfully scaled under a broader range of circumstances. The final portion is Evaluation, which will measure relevant aspects of program performance.

Domain IV—Communication Projects: Bizzell employees will assist with conceptualizing, planning, researching, designing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of communications projects that will increase awareness and educate stakeholders about SAMHSA’s mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental health on America’s communities.

Bizzell Assists FHWA on Every Day Counts Initiative

Bizzell Assists FHWA on Every Day Counts Initiative

The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is proud of the continued success of working alongside the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Every Day Counts (EDC) Summits.

EDC is a state-based model used to identify innovations, shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety and improve environmental sustainability. The initiative was launched by FHWA in cooperation with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), with the goal of implementing innovative technology to improve highway safety, save time and lower the cost of highway and construction projects that would ultimately save American tax payers money.

Designed to facilitate dialogue, encourage creative thinking and celebrate a shared vision for new opportunities, seven EDC Regional Summits are held every two years, in which these summits begin the process for states, local public agencies and Federal Lands Highway Divisions to focus on the innovations that make the most sense for their unique program needs, establish performance goals and commit to finding opportunities to get those innovations into practice over the next two years.

Bizzell provides each summit with a multidimensional communications plan, which includes writing, editing, graphic design, web design and management, media support and publishing services. Additionally, the firm provides logistical support, covering all pre-conference planning and on-site management as well as webcasting for four session tracks within each summit.

Thus far, Bizzell has assisted in creating 11 videos for the FHWA, which have been viewed more than 6,700 times, in addition to conducting live chats through Livestream, with 17 hours of video viewing time and chatting.

The Summits are a huge component of the EDC initiative, which brings together transportation leaders and professionals to establish performance goals and find opportunities to get innovations into practice, and Bizzell is pleased to be a part of this initiative.

“Your team did an AMAZING job making this round of EDC Summits AWESOME!” Stated Thomas Harman, Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation, U.S. Department of Transportation—Federal Highway Administration.

Bizzell Partners With CDC to Assist in Unintentional Injury Prevention Initiatives

Bizzell Partners With CDC to Assist in Unintentional Injury Prevention Initiatives

The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is pleased to kick off the new year with a new opportunity with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP).

Unintentional injuries, such as falls, car accidents and drug overdoses, are the number three cause of deaths in the United States, and they account for one of every four people treated in an emergency department. Bizzell has an extensive portfolio of supporting injury prevention initiatives related to roadway safety and substance abuse prevention. Therefore, the firm brings a deep working knowledge and understanding to CDC’s injury prevention objectives.

Bizzell’s commitment will include scientific injury prevention consulting, assistance and support services within DUIP. This includes assisting with the preparation of reports, presentations and papers for publication in scientific journals. The firm will identify evidence-based strategies for states to use in preventing injuries, as well as work directly with CDC scientists to exchange ideas on DUIP products that are related to concussions, global traffic injury and falls prevention. Additionally, Bizzell will focus on preparing summary documents for the Office of Global Health on DUIP’s motor vehicle projects, and provide expertise on the development and evaluation of injury modules for the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in the Center for Global Health.

“Injuries and violence affect everyone, regardless of age, race or economic status. And in the first half of life, more Americans die from violence and injuries than any other cause,” stated Chad Brown, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Bizzell. “Bizzell is pleased to offer its expertise and support to CDC in order to collectively develop innovations and solutions as we look to promote improved health and mortality outcomes.”

Bizzell looks forward to its continued partnership with CDC.