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C. 46
To: Board of Supervisors
From: Anna Roth, Health Services Director
Date: July  24, 2018
The Seal of Contra Costa County, CA
Contra
Costa
County
Subject: Grant Award #29-393-28 from the California Department of Public Health, Tuberculosis Control Branch

APPROVE OTHER
RECOMMENDATION OF CNTY ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATION OF BOARD COMMITTEE

Action of Board On:   07/24/2018
APPROVED AS RECOMMENDED OTHER
Clerks Notes:

VOTE OF SUPERVISORS

AYE:
John Gioia, District I Supervisor
Candace Andersen, District II Supervisor
Diane Burgis, District III Supervisor
Karen Mitchoff, District IV Supervisor
Federal D. Glover, District V Supervisor
Contact: Dan Peddycord, 925-313-6712
cc: Tasha Scott     Marcy Wilhelm    
I hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy of an action taken and entered on the minutes of the Board of Supervisors on the date shown.
ATTESTED:     July  24, 2018
David J. Twa,
 
BY: , Deputy

 

RECOMMENDATION(S):

A. APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Health Services Director or designee, to execute on behalf of the County Grant Award #29-393-28 from the California Department of Public Health, Tuberculosis Control Branch, to pay the County an amount not to exceed $285,092, for the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program for the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; and  
  

B. AUTHORIZE the Purchasing Agent to issue payments(s) in the amount not to exceed $15,921, to be used for food, shelter, incentives and enablers (FSIE). The FSIE allotment will be used for gift cards ($20 Safeway, SaveMart, Target and gas cards), taxi vouchers, nutritional assistance, and rent subsidies.





FISCAL IMPACT:

Acceptance of this award will result in up to $285,092 in funding from the California Department of Public Health, Tuberculosis Control Branch, for fiscal year 2018-2019. No County match required.

BACKGROUND:

The Contra Costa County, Public Health Department maintains a TB Control Program, which serves all reported TB patients and their contacts in Contra Costa County. Outreach services are provided to reach the “Hard-to Reach” people with TB and those at high risk. The TB control staff work within the Communicable Disease Section in collaboration with the HIV/AIDS Program, Substance Abuse Programs, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health Centers, and providers throughout the County.  
  
Approval of Grant Award #29-393-28 will allow the Department to continue to expand its prevention and control activities which are essential to decreasing TB transmission, prevent the development of drug resistance, and cure TB patients, through June 30, 2019.

CONSEQUENCE OF NEGATIVE ACTION:

If this grant is not approved, the County will not receive funds to continue identifying and treating Contra Costa County residents who have active TB and ensure that they complete appropriate therapy.

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