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File #: 0363-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/25/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action: 2/13/2019
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into contract with Equitas Health for the provision of health education and risk reduction services related to HIV for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019; to authorize the expenditure of $216,840.00 from the Health Department Grants Fund to pay the costs thereof; and to declare an emergency. ($216,840.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0363-2019 DAX Info (HIV 2019 Equitas Contract)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health received funds for the Federal HIV Prevention grant program from the Ohio Department of Health. Columbus Public Health will contract with Equitas Health to provide health education and risk reduction services related to HIV.

The Federal HIV Prevention Program enables Columbus Public Health to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV counseling and testing/referral; partner counseling; and health education/risk reduction behavior modification programs. Services are provided to residents of Franklin County and other regional counties, with special emphasis on men who have sex with men, individuals with high risk sexual contact, youth, and injection drug/substance users.

Services for this contract were advertised through the RFQ process (RFQ010590) in November, 2018. Equitas Health (Contract Compliance No. 311126780) will be awarded a contract for $216,840.00. This contractor is a nonprofit organization and exempt from contract compliance certification.

Emergency action is required to ensure the continued operation of the HIV Prevention grant program.

FISCAL IMPACT: This contract is entirely funded by a grant award from the Ohio Department of Health. This grant does not generate revenue nor require a city match.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to enter into contract with Equitas Health for the provision of health education and risk reduction services related to HIV for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019; to authorize the expenditure of $216,840.00 from the Health Department Grants Fund to pay the costs thereof; and to declare an emergency. ($216,840.00)

Body

WHEREAS, Columbus Public Health has received funding from the Ohio Department of Health for the Federal HIV Prevention grant program; and

WHEREAS, in order to ensure continued services provisions under the program, it is necessary to enter into a contract with Equitas Health for the provision of heal...

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