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File #: 21-6531    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memorandum of Understanding Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of an agreement with Baylor College of Medicine for the purpose of establishing and implementing a health literacy program involving the facilities and personnel of HCSO and BCM students.
Attachments: 1. 21-6531 BCOM.pdf
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Department: Sheriff

Department Head/Elected Official: Ed Gonzales, Sheriff

 

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Memorandum of Understanding

 

Project ID (if applicable): Educational Initiative Program

Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Baylor College of Medicine

MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

 

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):

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Request for approval of an agreement with Baylor College of Medicine for the purpose of establishing and implementing a health literacy program involving the facilities and personnel of HCSO and BCM students.

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Background and Discussion:                                                                                                                                                                     

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) operates a medical school that provides academic programs and courses with respect to healthcare. BCM, through its students on a strictly volunteer basis desires to offer health classes to the incarcerated population at Harris County jail with the aim of increasing health literacy. Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) desires to cooperate with BCM to establish and implement a health literacy program involving the facilities and personnel of HCSO.

 

 

Expected Impact:

With approval of the agreement of affiliation, HCSO will be able to obtain volunteer medical students to teach health classes to inmates. These health classes can increase the inmates’ knowledge and understanding of common medical illnesses seen in Harris County and particularly in the incarcerated population. The program will also expose medical students to the field of Correctional Healthcare and help them better understand the need for knowledgeable and compassionate physicians to work in correctional healthcare. This exposure may lead to an increased understanding of the unique field of correctional medicine and may also lead to an increased number of medical students choosing a career in Correctional Medicine, caring for incarcerated patients. 

 

 

Alternative Options: There are currently no alternative options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prior Court Action (if any): None

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Address (if applicable): 701North San Jacinto, 1200 Baker Street, 700 North San Jacinto (JPC)

                          

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Anticipated Implementation Date: Upon Commissioners Court Approval (January 2022)

 

Emergency/Disaster Recovery Note: Not an emergency, disaster, or COVID-19 related item

 

Contact(s) name, title, and department:

Laxman Sunder, MD Interim Executive Director of HCSO Health Services 346-286-2402 (Main) 346-286-2408

Edward Delone, MHA, BS Medical Administrator; 1200 Baker St. Houston, Texas 77002

 346-286-2400 (Main) 346-286-2401

Naomi Lockett, MD, CCHP, Program Supervisor; 701 San Jacinto Street Houston, Texas 77002

346-286-2910 (Main) 346-286-2402

 

Attachments (if applicable):

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Affiliation Agreement

Court Order