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File #: 1575-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/26/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a 2020-2021 Focus Hepatitis C grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.; to authorize the appropriation of $258,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the City Private Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($258,000.00)
Attachments: 1. FOCUS Award Letter For Master Agreement_ColumbusPublicHealth_Year 5_June 2020, 2. ORD 1575-2020 DAX Info (Gilead Hep C Appropriation)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate a total of $258,000.00 in grant monies to fund the FOCUS Hep C grant program, for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

The FOCUS Hep C grant program will allow Columbus Public Health (CPH) to seek to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with Hepatitis C. Additional Hepatitis C screening will be made available through the Sexual Health and Alcohol and Other Drug programs. Persons who screen positive for Hepatitis C through these programs will be referred to a Linkage to Care Specialist. The client will be assessed for current health insurance status and enrolled in any available programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. The client will be assessed for readiness to be linked to care. Persons ready will be referred to available infectious disease specialists.

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 FOCUS Hep C grant program is entirely funded by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a 2020-2021 Focus Hepatitis C grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.; to authorize the appropriation of $258,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the City Private Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($258,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $258,000.00 in grant funds have been made available through Gilead Sciences, Inc. for the FOCUS Hep C Grant Program for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from Gilead Sciences, Inc. for the support of the FOCUS Hep C Grant Program; and

WHEREAS, this ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to allow the financial transaction...

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