Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0579    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - Tuberculosis prevention and control activities
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 6/4/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents and any subsequent amendments, including amending the terms, or changing the amount of the award, with the California Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Branch, to receive and expend grant funding in the amount of $176,079, plus an allotment of up to $10,576, for a total amount of $186,655, for tuberculosis prevention and control activities, for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; and Increase appropriations in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $171,779, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 062320-C-5sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents and any subsequent amendments, including amending the terms, or changing the amount of the award, with the California Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Branch, to receive and expend grant funding in the amount of $176,079, plus an allotment of up to $10,576, for a total amount of $186,655, for tuberculosis prevention and control activities, for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; and

Increase appropriations in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $171,779, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
As a local health jurisdiction, the City of Long Beach (City) Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) receives Tuberculosis (TB) Control Local Assistance Funding to meet the critical mandate of TB control. These funds have been used to support core public health TB control through preventive therapy, diagnosis, and treatment of active TB disease, and to conduct contact investigations to limit the spread of the disease. The Food, Shelter, Incentives and Enablers (FSIE) allotment is used to enhance treatment adherence, prevent homelessness, and allow the use of less restrictive alternatives that decrease or prevent the need for civil detention.

The California Department of Public Health, TB Control Branch, has granted the Health Department a base award of $176,079 and an allotment of up to $10,576 for FSIE expenditures. These funds are awarded to carry out TB prevention and control activities for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

TB is a severe health threat globally. According to the World Health Organization, approximately one-third of the world’s population is infected with the bacteria that causes TB. In 2019, Long Beach was ranked number 15 of reported TB cases in California. Long Beach’s case rate of 4.2 (number of TB cases per 100,000 population...

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