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File #: 3096-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/1/2018 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from The Ohio State University; to authorize the appropriation of $58,250.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($58,250.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 3096-2018 DAX Info (OSU NM Epi Appropriation)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from The Ohio State University. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate a total of $58,250.00 to fund the Neisseria Meningitidis Epidemiology Grant Program, for the period of August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019.

The Neisseria Meningitidis Epidemiology Grant Program will allow Columbus Public Health (CPH) to work with local partners to conduct an intensive evaluation of an ongoing outbreak of sexually transmitted urethritis caused by a distinct, novel clade of non-groupable Neisseria Meningitidis (Nm). The program will screen clients seeking testing for sexually transmitted diseases in CPH’s Sexual Health Clinic for Nm infection, and will answer questions about the population affected, the spectrum of symptoms experienced, patients’ responses to recommended treatment, and the risk of Nm acquisition by sex partners and the risk of reinfection of cases. This project has great potential to impact a novel, significant threat to sexual health among Columbus residents.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the city's accounting system as soon as possible. Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial management.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Neisseria Meningitidis Epidemiology Grant Program is entirely funded by The Ohio State University.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from The Ohio State University; to authorize the appropriation of $58,250.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($58,250.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $58,250.00 in grant funds have been made available through The Ohio State University for the Neisseria Meningitidis Epidemiology Grant Program, for the period of August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from The Ohio S...

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