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File #: 21-6466    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Public Health Services for approval to accept from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services renewal grant funds in the amount of $192,587, with no required match, for the Strengthening Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Response Capabilities Grant, and to extend two associated positions to September 29, 2022.
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Department: Public Health Services
Department Head/Elected Official: Barbie L. Robinson, MPP, JD, CHC, Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA
Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): 100001000000833
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): U.S. Department Health and Human Services
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Public Health Services for approval to accept from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services renewal grant funds in the amount of $192,587, with no required match, for the Strengthening Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Response Capabilities Grant, and to extend two associated positions to September 29, 2022.
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Background and Discussion:
The project has completed program year 1 and has begun to understand the barriers into reporting foodborne illness for Harris County residents. A survey completed among 514 county residents will be used to develop and test messages that will encourage and increase reporting foodborne illness.

Expected Impact:
As a currently funded partner of the Environmental Health Specialists Network, grant funds are used to continue efforts toward reducing foodborne illness in Harris County, Texas and the US. Our long-term goal is to reduce foodborne illness and strengthen surveillance and response capabilities in Harris County, Texas and the US. The overall objective, pursuant to our long-term goal, is the use of a systems-based approach to enhance the multiple interconnected areas of our foodborne illness and outbreak program concurrently ensuring that it will maximally benefit from an increase in foodborne illness complaints.

Alternative Options:
The alternative to this request will be that Harris County will not be able to complete the deliverables outlined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant funding awarded.

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
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