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File #: 2013-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/14/2017 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 community through June 30, 2018; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Mayor’s Office to modify a contract with St. Stephen’s Community House to lead the CelebrateOne neighborhood level intervention work that addresses social determinants of health and infant mortality in the Linden community.

The initial $40,000.00 contract (EL017776) was authorized pursuant to Ordinance number 2945-2015, for the period of December 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. This contract was later modified pursuant to Ordinance 3080-2016, which authorized a contract increase of $100,000.00 (PO040888) and a time period extension to June 30, 2017. PO040888 was changed in 2017 to PO060071 with the transition of Celebrate from the Health Department to the Mayor’s Office. 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 earlier this year. 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.

This ordinance seeks authority to modify the existing contract to extend the term from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018. This modification is necessary to continue work in the Linden community.

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 therefore exempt from Contract Compliance certification.

Emergency action is requested for this contract modification in order to ensure that the work on reducing infant mortality is not interrup...

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