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File #: 3145-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Council Office for Signature
File created: 11/22/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize the Office of the Mayor to modify and extend a contract with Physician’s CareConnection to provide prenatal care and other resources through StepOne; to authorize the transfer within Grant G401802 for this contract; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00 from the City’s General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Copy of 3145-2019 Fiscal.pdf, 2. 3145-2019 transfer.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Office of the Mayor to modify and extend a contract with Physicians CareConnection to operate StepOne for a Healthy Pregnancy, the community’s prenatal information and referral line. The additional funding of $75,000.00 is part of the Ohio Department of Medicaid grant funding. Ordinance 0860-2018 was passed on April 9, 2018 for a contract in the amount of $430,078.00. Ordinance 1031-2019 was passed on April 5, 2019 to add $125,000.00 and extend the contract through December 31, 2019.

Step One is a referral service to connect pregnant women with prenatal care and other resources. Pregnant women call an intake number to begin to learn about the services that are available to them during pregnancy. But, as awareness of StepOne has increased, its call volume has, too. StepOne assists 3,400 unique individuals each year, while answering over 5,000 phone calls. Additional funds are needed to increase staff capacity and reduce wait times.

Emergency action is requested in order to ensure that prenatal care and referrals can continue without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation authorizes an expenditure of $75,000 from Ohio Department of Medicaid Grant G401802 and a transfer of $75,000.00 within the grant G401802 Department 5001 for the contract expenditure.


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To authorize the Office of the Mayor to modify and extend a contract with Physician’s CareConnection to provide prenatal care and other resources through StepOne; to authorize the transfer within Grant G401802 for this contract; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00 from the City’s General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)

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WHEREAS, it is necessary to transfer $75,000.00 within Grant G401802 for the expenditure of this contract modification; and

WHEREAS The Ohio Department of Medicaid has designated the Office of the Mayor as a primary grantee agency and fund administrator for the Enh...

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