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File #: 2486-2021    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 Franklin County Public Health for the Franklin County Overdose Data to Action Project Grant in the amount of $125,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $125,000.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department’s Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($125,000.00)
Attachments: 1. CDC Overdose Data to Action 2022 125k, 2. 2486-2021 CDC Overdose Data 125K
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from Franklin County Public Health to support the Franklin County Overdose Data to Action Project. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $125,000.00 in grant monies to fund the Franklin County Overdose Data to Action Project grant program for the period of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.

In July 2020, the Franklin County Coroner’s Office (FCCO) released preliminary overdose death statistics that stated, “191 cases of apparent and suspected drug overdoses were reported to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office in the first quarter of 2020. This is a 55.3% (68) increase over the same time period in 2019”. It is suspected that illicit fentanyl is involved in over 80% of the drug overdose deaths in Franklin County. Central Ohio continues to see an increase in drug overdose deaths in the African American and Latino communities.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so a delay in services does not occur due to the start date September 1, 2021.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Franklin County Overdose Data to Action Project Grant is fully funded ($125,000.00) by Franklin County Public Health and does not require a City match.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from Franklin County Public Health for the Franklin County Overdose Data to Action Project Grant in the amount of $125,000.00; to authorize the appropriation of $125,000.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department’s Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($125,000.00)

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WHEREAS, $125,000.00 in grant funds have been made available through the Franklin County Overdose Data to Action Project Grant for the period of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from Franklin County Public Health for the support of the Franklin County Overdose Data to Action Project Grant; and,

WHEREAS, an emergency exis...

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