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File #: 1279-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 5/22/2017 Final action: 5/24/2017
Title: To authorize Columbus Public Health to enter into a grant agreement with Equitas Health in support of the King-Lincoln Medical Center and the Greater Columbus MPowerment Center; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Special Income Tax fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. Ord 1279-2017 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes a grant agreement between Columbus Public Health and Equitas Health in support of the organization’s services in the King-Lincoln neighborhood and their Greater Columbus MPowerment Center.

Equitas Health has recently expanded their medical and dental clinic services to the King-Lincoln neighborhood with the opening of their new facility at 750 E. Long Street. This facility will provide critical primary care services to the residents of the neighborhood and will contribute greatly to overall community health. It is the desire of this Council to support the work of Equitas in an area of the city that will benefit greatly from the provision of health care services. To that end, this Council will direct support to Equitas Health with a grant of $100,000 for medical and dental services at the King-Lincoln facility.

In addition, the Greater Columbus MPowerment Center operated by Equitas Health seeks to address the prevalence of HIV and AIDS in the minority community through programming that provides a community space and social support for male minority residents. The MPowerment Center is committed to eliminating new infections among minority residents ages 13 to 29 by empowering them to make healthier choices. This Council will direct support to the MPowerment Center with the provision of a grant for $50,000.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Special Income Tax fund.

Emergency action is requested in order to more rapidly provide resources to Equitas Health in support of their community health efforts in the King-Lincoln neighborhood.

Title
To authorize Columbus Public Health to enter into a grant agreement with Equitas Health in support of the King-Lincoln Medical Center and the Greater Columbus MPowerment Center; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Special Income Tax fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)

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WHEREAS, Equitas Health is an organization committed to improving ne...

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