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File #: 2915-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/15/2018 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health in the amount of $7,000.00 for Minority Health Month events; to authorize the appropriation of $7,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($7,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation Attachment Ord#2915-2018
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health was awarded a grant from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $7,000.00 to fund Minority Health Month events for the period of January 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019. The purpose of this grant is to provide funding for billboard advertisements, health screenings, and additional activities occurring at Minority Health Month events to help increase minority health awareness in Columbus communities.

CPH organized eight Minority Health Month initiatives in 2018. Minority Health Month activities directly served 885 community members and provided for 512 health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, and immunizations. The billboard advertising campaign reached an estimated 153,000 residents raising awareness for minority health initiatives.

Emergency action is requested to allow planning for future events to begin as soon as possible.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Minority Health Month Grant Program is fully funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. This program does not generate revenue and does not require a City match.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health in the amount of $7,000.00 for Minority Health Month events; to authorize the appropriation of $7,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($7,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $7,000.00 in grant funds have been awarded to Columbus Public Health from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health for Minority Health Month events for the period of January 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health for the continued support of Minority Health programs; and,

WHEREAS, this ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the city’s acc...

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