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File #: 1988-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/13/2017 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 Department of Health for the Tobacco Use Prevention Cessation Grant Program in the amount of $110,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $110,000.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($110,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1988-2017 DAX Legislation for Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation
Explanation

Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health originating from the Centers for Disease Control and other state funds. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $110,000.00 in grant monies to fund the 2017-2018 Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Grant Program for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Tobacco use is a contributing factor in four out of the five leading causes of death in the Linden, South Side and Westside neighborhoods. More specifically, cancer is the leading cause of death in the Linden, and Westside priority communities, while heart disease is the leading cause of death in the South Side communities (Ohio Department of Health, Vital Statistics, 2010-2014).
This grant will address youth prevention and policy development addressing smoke free living, with the goal of reducing chronic diseases.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so a delay in service does not occur since the grant starts July 1, 2017.

FISCAL IMPACT: The program is fully funded by the Ohio Department of Health and does not generate revenue or require a City match ($110,000.00).


Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the Tobacco Use Prevention Cessation Grant Program in the amount of $110,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $110,000.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($110,000.00)


Body

WHEREAS, $110,000.00 in grant funds have been made available to Columbus Public Health through the Ohio Department of Health for the Tobacco Use Prevention Cessation Grant Program; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept this grant from the Ohio Department of Health, and to appropriate these funds to the Health Department for the preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; and,

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operati...

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