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File #: 1978-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health for the Minority Health grant program in the amount of $10,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $10,000.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department’s Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($10,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation Attachment Ord#1978-2017-Revision
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded additional grant funds from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $10,000.00 in grant monies to fund the Minority Health grant program for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
Ordinance #1075-2017 was passed by City Council to accept and appropriate $42,500.00 and the new total grant award from the OCMH is $52,500.00.
The Minority Health grant program enables Columbus Public Health to work to eliminate differences in health status between racial and ethnic minority and non-minority populations by providing leadership and guidance on best ways to address racial and ethnic health disparity and specific health needs of racial and ethnic minority groups.
As a result of the Minority Health Grant funding in 2016 we served 583 organizations and provided services to 21,000 residents including: 45 health articles shared with the community, 75 community events conducted including the Latino Festival, African American Male Wellness Walk, Bhutanese Nepali Access to Care, Pride Festival, Mexican Consulate, and Somali Health and Wellness, 150 community action partnerships were developed, 78 community forums were conducted, compiled local conversations data report highlighting resources, services, capacity, and infrastructure as it relates to racial and ethnic minority groups.
This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so a delay in service does not occur since the grant started July 1, 2017.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Minority Health grant program is partially funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health for $52,500.00 and requires at least a 20% City match in-kind.

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To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health for the Minority Health grant program in the amount of $10,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $10,000.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department’s Gr...

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