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File #: 1951-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/11/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the Mayor’s Office to modify an existing contract with St. Stephen’s Community House to allow continued work in the reduction of infant mortality in the Linden and Near East Community through December 31, 2017; to authorize the expenditure of $18,412.00 from the City’s Private Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($18,412.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 1951-2017 Legislation Template

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Mayor’s Office to modify a contract with St. Stephen’s Community House for community health worker program services related to the CelebrateOne program. The initial contract was authorized pursuant to ordinance number 0860-2016, and was approved by City Council on May 2, 2016. This initial contract was authorized by Columbus Public Health to enter into a contract with St. Stephen’s Community House in the amount of $77,586.67 to support the implementation of the CelebrateOne Community Connector Corps Project in the Linden Community for the period of February 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.

This contract was later modified pursuant to Ordinance number 3377-2016, approved by City Council on January 23, 2017, for the purpose of extending the time period of the contract from January 31, 2017 to October 31, 2017. This ordinance seeks authority to modify the existing contract to extend the term from October 31, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and provide additional funding for program services. This modification is necessary to continue work in the Linden and Near East Community.

It should be noted that pursuant to Ordinance 0982-2017, CelebrateOne personnel and programmatic funding were transferred from Columbus Public Health to the Mayor’s Office. Therefore, while the original contract was authorized under the direction of Columbus Public Health, this contract, along with all previously issued CelebrateOne contracts are now administered by the Mayor's Office.

Every year in Franklin County, approximately 150 babies die before their first birthday. While national infant mortality rates are decreasing, in 2014, Ohio ranked 12th worst in the nation for overall infant mortality. The CelebrateOne program is an initiative designed to help provide the community support services and funding needed to reverse this trend.

St. Stephen’s Community House (Contract Compliance No. 314379568) is a nonprofit organization and th...

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