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File #: 1573-2014    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/24/2014 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/14/2014 Final action: 7/17/2014
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to enter into a contract with CityMatCH/University of Nebraska Medical Center for the provision of leadership services for the Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes; to authorize the expenditure of $40,000.00 from the Health Department Grants Fund and the Health Special Revenue Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($40,000.00)

BACKGROUND: The Board of Health has been awarded grant funds, from the Ohio Department of Health to fund the Child and Family Health Services (CFHS) Women's Health Services program for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The grant funds awarded assist in providing for a $40,000.00 contract with CityMatCH/University of Nebraska Medical Center to provide for leadership for the Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes. This ordinance is contingent on the passage of the grant award legislation, Ordinance 1473-2014.

The Ohio Equity Institute (OEI) is a 3-year collaborative of key partners, promoting the work of local public health departments (LHDs) in Ohio and their multi-sector, community partners. The OEI will assist participating LHDs and their stakeholders in developing plans, tools, and strategies for implementing non-clinical or a combination of clinical and non-clinical interventions to reduce disparities in infant mortality and birth outcomes into practice. The OEI will provide in-person, Equity Institute Trainings (EITs) as well as distance-based trainings, one-to-one technical assistance and site visits to ensure that teams gain both knowledge and skills needed for success. Over the course of this 3-year project, Columbus Public Health (CPH) will select, implement and evaluate initiatives to (1) improve birth outcomes in vulnerable populations (e.g., racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, etc.), and (2) improve the evidence-base needed to eliminate disparities in birth outcomes. CPH will focus efforts in the Southside of Columbus.

The contract compliance number for CityMatCH/University of Nebraska Medical Center is 47-0049123. They are a not-for-profit, therefore, this contract was awarded in compliance with Section 329.15 of the Columbus City Code. Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delays in providing program services.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this expenditure is budgeted in the Health Department Grants Fund (...

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