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File #: 2481-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/23/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/13/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the Integrated Naloxone Access and Infrastructure Grant in the amount of $91,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $91,000.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department’s Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($91,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Integrated Naloxone 2022 Notice of Award, 2. 2481-2021 Integrated Naloxone 2022
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health to support the Integrated Naloxone Access and Infrastructure Grant, called Project DAWN. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $91,000.00 in grant monies to fund the Project DAWN Expansion grant program for the period of September 30, 2021 through September 29, 2022.

The Project DAWN Expansion Grant will eliminate social and geographic barriers that might prevent individuals from acquiring Naloxone, provide overdose prevention education, and furnish Naloxone.

The increased pollution of street drugs with fentanyl has caused the illicit drugs to become more deadly, putting residents who either use drugs recreationally or who are living with a substance use disorder at extreme risk of accidental overdose death. In the 2020-2021 grant year of the Integrated Naloxone grant, in partnership with Columbus Division of Fire, CPH was able to reach 2,589 people and furnish 2,627 doses of Naloxone. The life-saving drug Naloxone has been critical in reversing the dangerous effects of an overdose and saving lives. The continuation of this grant award allows CPH to continue to provide this life-saving resource and reduce further harm. This grant seeks to serve the broader community with a priority of serving individuals that are at-risk of overdose.
Emergency action is requested to ensure that Columbus Public Health has the sufficient amount of these supplies and services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Columbus.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Integrated Naloxone Access and Infrastructure Grant is fully funded ($91,000.00) by the Ohio Department of Health and does not require a City match.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the Integrated Naloxone Access and Infrastructure Grant in the amount of $91,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $91,000.00 to the ...

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