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File #: 21-196    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agreement/Contracts Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 1/27/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/17/2021 Final action:
Title: Fiscal Year 2021 Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Local Government Agreement
Attachments: 1. Att.A - FY 21 Health Department Agreement, 2. Att.B - Attachment to FY 21 Health Department Agreement, 3. Att.C - Resolution
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AGENDA DATE: 2/17/2021

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Fiscal Year 2021 Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Local Government Agreement
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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Approve FY 21 Agreement with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for the provision of public health services through the Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD)

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson; Birch; Kamptner; Herrick; Allshouse, L.

PRESENTER (S): N/A

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Virginia Code ? 32.1-31 allows local governing bodies to enter into contracts with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for the operation of local health departments. It also requires that these contracts specify the services to be provided in addition to those required by law and contain such other provisions as the VDH and the governing body may agree on. The County's contract specifies both the scope and costs for the services to be provided locally.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Mission Statement: To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all community members through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.

DISCUSSION: The Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD), in cooperation with the VDH, is the primary provider of public health services and programs for Albemarle County and surrounding localities. BRHD offers specific health programs targeted at preventing and controlling infectious diseases, as well as initiatives aimed at improving the health of low-income women, children, and infants. In addition, BRHD provides an inspection and monitoring program to ensure the safety of food and private well/septic systems. These services are funded cooperatively by the state, County, and other neighboring jurisdictions. Non-local funding for these BRHD programs is provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia, grants, and fees charged to individual clients. The localities served by BRHD provide matching local fu...

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