Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0500    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - Agrmnt w/L.A. Care Health Plan to support COVID-19 vaccinations
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 4/13/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents, subcontracts, or subsequent amendments, including amending the award amount, with the Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County, operating and doing business as L.A. Care Health Plan, to receive and expend up to $250,000 of grant funding to support COVID-19 vaccinations, for the period of March 15, 2022 through September 15, 2022; and Increase appropriations in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $250,000, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 051022-C-8sr
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents, subcontracts, or subsequent amendments, including amending the award amount, with the Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County, operating and doing business as L.A. Care Health Plan, to receive and expend up to $250,000 of grant funding to support COVID-19 vaccinations, for the period of March 15, 2022 through September 15, 2022; and

Increase appropriations in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $250,000, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On March 4, 2022, the City of Long Beach (City), Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) was approved for the Vaccine Incentive Plan Ad Hoc grant, to administer at least 15,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses to Long Beach residents, focusing on L.A. Care members. The grant will provide $250,000 in reimbursement for expenses the Health Department accrues in providing vaccination services over a six-month period.

The Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County (L.A. Care) desires the Health Department support to reduce the number of unvaccinated L.A. Care members in Long Beach by 10 percent, which will be achieved by deploying two additional mobile vaccination teams into communities with low vaccination rates. The Health Department will also conduct street outreach, provide vaccine education, and hold mobile vaccination events in neighborhoods with low vaccination rates in partnership with schools, community agencies, and/or faith-based organizations.

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Taylor M. Anderson on April 19, 2022 and by Revenue Management Officer Geraldine Alejo on April 21, 2022.

EQUITY LENS

The City has incorporated the Equity Toolkit in this recommendation, as requested by City Council on April 21, 2020. Consistent with findings from the Economic Equity Studies project, the COVID-19 recession ha...

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