Virginia Capitol Connections Redbook 2024

Karen Shelton, MD State Health Commissioner Strong leadership for the health of Virginia Meet Virginia’s public health team Laurie Forlano, DO, MPH State Epidemiologist The pandemic highlighted the need for stronger and more resilient health systems and capacities. That is why it’s important for Virginia to remain prepared and resilient. Now and in the future, the Virginia Department of Health’s leadership stands strong, with a proactive, evidence-based approach to protecting Virginia’s health. We’re here to work for all, especially those at the highest risk; to be a trusted source for health information; and to keep all Virginians prepared for and aware of what’s to come. Virginia’s health is our job, and we’re committed to giving it our all.