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File #: 2643-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/12/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To authorize the Office of the Mayor to modify, by increasing, two existing contracts with Nationwide Children's Hospital and Primary One Health to maintain the delivery of critical obstetric and home visiting services for pregnant mothers and their families across Columbus and Franklin County through December 30, 2020; to authorize the expenditure of $319,685.21 from the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($319,685.21)
Attachments: 1. 2643-2020 Fiscal.pdf
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Office of the Mayor to modify two contracts utilizing Federal CARES Act funds in the amount of $319,685.21 collectively as outlined below. These modifications are needed to maintain the delivery of critical obstetric and home visiting services for pregnant mothers and their families across Columbus and Franklin County, particularly those living in CelebrateOne priority neighborhoods.

Additional Funding
Contract Amount End Date
Nationwide Children’s Hospital $307,092.59 12/30/2020
PrimaryOne Health $ 12,592.62 12/30/2020

Every year, approximately 150 babies die before their first birthday. In response, CelebrateOne and its partners are working to address the most significant factors that contribute to the community's infant mortality rate, including: reducing premature births, eliminating sleep-related deaths, and connecting the disconnected. Home visiting services and prenatal care are essential strategies in CelebrateOne's work to engage and support pregnant and parenting mothers and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered service delivery to vulnerable populations while placing financial strain on the organizations providing services.

This funding will stabilize home visiting services administered by Nationwide Children's Hospital in partnership with Mount Carmel, The Ohio State University, and OhioHealth. Since the start of the pandemic, in-home visitation has been replaced by telehealth services. As a result, the total time billed for each appointment has dropped from an average of 204 minutes per visit prior to the pandemic to an average of 136 minutes per visit since March 2020. ...

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