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File #: 1300-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/5/2017 Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Equitas Health to provide continued support and expansion of a community-wide comprehensive harm reduction program, Safe Point; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein
Attachments: 1. Legislative Template for ORD 1300-2017.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize a $50,000 contract with Equitas Health, formerly the AIDS Resource Center, to continue a partnership to support and expand a community-wide comprehensive harm reduction program called Safe Point. Columbus, along with other major cities, has been plagued by an opiate epidemic that is a crisis of unparalleled proportion, with devastating, often deadly consequences. The harm reduction services provided by Equitas Health during FY 2016 were responsible for 60.3% of clients having access to the lifesaving drug, Naloxone. According to client data, at least 187 lives were saved because of naloxone access provided by Safe Point. 43.79% of clients were given access to an Alcohol and Drug consultant; 13.16% of clients were given referrals for medical services; and 13.61% of clients were provided referrals to behavioral healthcare services.

This ordinance authorizes the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Equitas Health to continue to support and expand a community-wide comprehensive harm reduction program, Safe Point, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: Equitas Health (Contract Compliance No. CC004721 - expires 02/17/2018) is a not-for-profit organization and therefore exempt from Contract Compliance certification.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested to avoid delays in the implementation of these services.

FISCAL IMPACT: Total cost of the contract is $50,000 and is available in the 2017 budget within the Health Special Revenue Fund, Fund No. 2250.


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To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Equitas Health to provide continued support and expansion of a community-wide comprehensive harm reduction program, Safe Point; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)


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WHEREAS, the Board of Health has a need to continue to provi...

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