Health Services Agency
September 18, 2003
BOARD MEETING DATE:
October 7, 2003
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Margaret Taylor, Director of Health Services
Amendment to the Grant Agreement with the Public Health Institute.
Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board to execute an amendment to the grant agreement with the Public Health Institute.
On November 28, 2000, your Board adopted a resolution accepting a one year grant from the Public Health Institute in the amount of $150,000 to partner with the Coastside community and the City of South San Francisco to implement the Partnership for the Public's Health (PPH). The Partnership for the Public's Health is an extension of the Community Oriented Health Systems (C.O.H.S.) pilot of an alternative system of delivering healthcare in our communities. Funding from the Public Health Institute has helped to take the best practices from the pilot project in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven area of Menlo Park and expand it to the Coastside and South San Francisco areas of the county through the Partnership for the Public's Health.
Your Board approved Amendment No. 1 to the grant agreement, which extended the term of the agreement through August 31, 2002, and accepted the second year of funding in the amount of $180,000. Your Board approved Amendment No. 2 to extend the term of this grant through August 31, 2003, and increase the grant amount by $165,000.
This Amendment No. 3 extends the grant for one more year, making the full term of the agreement September 1, 2000 through August 31, 2004, and accepts funding in the amount of $150,000 for the term September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004. These funds will be used to:
· continue to share staff: all three partners share the expense of an epidemiologist and South San Francisco and the County also share the expense of a Community Program Specialist;
· work with community residents to develop program options for addressing health priority areas and involve community residents in the implementation of community awareness efforts;
· continue to implement programs to address the priority health issues;
· continue to support community leadership development efforts;
· work with PPH local evaluators to implement evaluation methodology into partnership activities; and
· expand COHS efforts to other communities in the county.
The amendment to the grant agreement with the Public Health Institute keeps the commitment of Ensuring Basic Health and Safety for All and goal number 8: Help vulnerable people - the aged, disabled, mentally ill, at-risk youth and others - achieve a better quality of life. The grant agreement contributes to this commitment and goal by working with communities to establish health-related priorities and develop strategies for addressing these priority areas.
The term of the grant is extended one year until August 31, 2004; making the full term of the grant September 1, 2000 through August 31, 2004. The total amount of the grant is increased by $150,000; from $495,000 to $645,000. This funding has been included in the Health Services Administration budget for FY 2003-04.
This is the fourth year of a four-year grant cycle. If we cannot identify additional funding to support the epidemiologist position that was added under this grant three years ago, the position will be eliminated. There is no net county cost associated with receipt of this funding.