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File #: 1564-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To authorize the Office of the Mayor to enter into a contract with Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio to provide teen peer to peer reproductive health education and support CelebrateOne’s goal to improve reproductive health planning in its high priority neighborhoods; to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the City’s General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1564-2020 Fiscal.pdf
BACKGROUND: The Office of the Mayor has been awarded funds from The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services to develop a community based peer to peer education program for teens in Franklin County. To complete the deliverables of the grant, CelebrateOne will contract with Planned Parenthood from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 for a total contract amount of $150,000.00. These services were advertised through Bonfire RFQ015529 according to the bidding requirements of the City Code.

The vision of CelebrateOne is that every infant in Franklin County, regardless of race, zip code, or family income, celebrates his or her first birthday. Throughout Franklin County, too many babies, often born too small or too soon, die before reaching age one. In fact, every week in Franklin County three babies die, and tragically, African American babies are dying at two and a half times the rate of white babies.

In Franklin County, CelebrateOne is using evidenced-based practices to improve maternal and infant health with an emphasis on interventions that are collaborative and focused on eliminating preventable sleep-related infant deaths, reducing preterm births, and improving service delivery to families most impacted by health disparities. In addition to having one of the highest infant mortality rates in the nation, Ohio ranks 23rd out of all 50 states for teenage pregnancies. Teen pregnancy is a significant contributor to pre-maturity, a leading cause of infant mortality, because pregnant teens have a higher risk for having a baby born too small or too soon. A recent examination of the National Survey of Family Growth revealed that teens who received comprehensive sex education were 50% less likely to report a pregnancy than those who received abstinence-only education. Currently, without any state health education standards, many teens in Ohio and Franklin County do not have access to comprehensive, medically-accurate sex education.

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