Long Beach, CA
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File #: 19-0659    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - Extend current agrmnt for the Nurse Family Partnership Program
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 6/21/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/16/2019 Final action: 7/16/2019
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an amendment to Contract No. 32789, and any subsequent amendments including amending the terms, extending the grant period, or increasing grant amounts, with Los Angeles County for the Nurse Family Partnership Program, to receive and expend grant funding in the amount of up to $125,952, for the period of one year, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 071619-C-14sr&att.pdf
Related files: 32789_004
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an amendment to Contract No. 32789, and any subsequent amendments including amending the terms, extending the grant period, or increasing grant amounts, with Los Angeles County for the Nurse Family Partnership Program, to receive and expend grant funding in the amount of up to $125,952, for the period of one year, with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Since 2011, the Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) has received funding from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Program. The NFP Program works with women who are considered to have high-risk pregnancies (e.g., teen pregnancy, living in poverty, first-time pregnant), who experience barriers to receiving adequate prenatal care including inappropriate social functioning and parental behaviors with the goal of improving pregnancy outcomes, improving child health and development, and improving the mother’s life course. Objectives of the program include the prevention of child abuse and neglect, reduction in premature births and low birthweight, reduction in substance abuse, alcohol use and smoking during pregnancy, and improvement of breast-feeding rates. Objectives also include reducing the number of children’s health care encounters for injuries and ingestion of poisons from birth through the child’s second birthday, increasing the number of labor force participation by mothers by the first child’s fourth birthday, improving graduation rates and/or increasing employment of the mothers served by the program, and reducing subsequent pregnancies among low-income, unmarried women by the first child’s fourth birthday.
The NFP Program uses specially trained public health nurses (PHNs) who provide services in accordance with NFP-National Service Office protocols and policies, and also perform...

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