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File #: 22-0468    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - First 5 LA Help Me Grow LA Pathways project
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 4/6/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action: 5/3/2022
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary subsequent documents, subcontracts, and subsequent amendments, including any amendment to the award amount, with First 5 LA to accept and expend grant funding in the amount of $500,000 for the Help Me Grow LA (HMG LA) Pathways project, for the period beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025, with the option to extend the agreement for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and Increase appropriations in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $500,000 offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 050322-C-8sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary subsequent documents, subcontracts, and subsequent amendments, including any amendment to the award amount, with First 5 LA to accept and expend grant funding in the amount of $500,000 for the Help Me Grow LA (HMG LA) Pathways project, for the period beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025, with the option to extend the agreement for three additional one-year periods, at the discretion of the City Manager; and

Increase appropriations in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $500,000 offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
In 2016, First 5 LA partnered with L.A. Care Health Plan, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - California Chapter 2, to convene key stakeholders and experts across diverse sectors to engage in the early design and planning of a Help Me Grow (HMG) system for Los Angeles County.

HMG is a national model that includes four core components. These components are: 1) Centralized Access Points, 2) Community and Family Engagement, 3) Data Collection and Analysis, and 4) Child Health Provider Outreach. Each component is meant to help improve early identification and intervention (EII) by increasing developmental screenings, surveillance and promotion among service providers, and linking children and their families early to appropriate services and supports to help their child’s development.

First 5 LA and the LACDPH are joining with partners to ensure that all children get connected to the services they need. First 5 LA intends to establish a strategic partnership with the Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) to serve as the unifying agency for Community 7 under the HMG LA Pathways Project, a three-year investment that brings together agencies and programs, which provide EII services for developmental delays, wit...

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