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File #: 0141-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/13/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 2/1/2021 Final action: 2/5/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the Creating Healthy Communities Grant Program in the amount of $120,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $120,000.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($120,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0141-2021 Appropriation Attachment 120K
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health originating from the Centers for Disease Control. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $120,000.00 in grant monies to fund the Creating Healthy Communities Grant Program for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

This grant will utilize population-based strategies to address healthy eating, active living and smoke free living, with the goal of reducing chronic diseases.

The percentage of overweight and obese adults within the priority communities of Linden, South Side and West Side, is approximately 65%, with almost 60% of the residents in the priority communities not meeting the physical activity guidelines. 54.4% of adult residents are eating less than one serving of fruit per day, and 69.3% are eating less than one serving of vegetables per week (BRFSS - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2011-2016). Lastly, almost 35.1% of residents within the priority communities are current smokers, compared to 22.7% in Franklin County (BRFSS, 2011-2016).

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 given the grant start date of January 1, 2021.

FISCAL IMPACT: The program is funded by the Ohio Department of Health and does not generate revenue or require a City match. ($120,000.00)


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To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the Creating Healthy Communities Grant Program in the amount of $120,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $120,000.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($120,000.00)


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WHEREAS, grant funding has been made available to Columbus Public Health through the Ohio Department of Health for the Creating Healthy Communities Grant Program; and,

WHEREAS,...

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