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File #: 21-6456    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 Texas Department of State Health Services renewal grant funds in the amount of $402,307, with a required match of $80,461, for the 2022 Tuberculosis Prevention and Control-Federal Program, and to extend nine associated positions to December 31, 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): 100001000001169
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable):
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 Texas Department of State Health Services renewal grant funds in the amount of $402,307, with a required match of $80,461, for the 2022 Tuberculosis Prevention and Control-Federal Program, and to extend nine associated positions to December 31, 2022.
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Background and Discussion:
This grant supports 9 staff positions that are used to meet grant objectives for the treatment and prevention of Tuberculosis (TB). Harris County is ranked # 3 in the state of Texas with the most TB cases. In 2020 Harris County had over 102 cases of Tuberculosis this excludes (City of Houston). During the pandemic the TB program never stopped providing treatment or services to the Harris County community. The matching funds will come from the Medicaid Administration Claims special revenue fund.

Expected Impact:
The Tuberculosis program provides comprehensive medical care that include medical evaluations by medical provider, Nurse case management, X-Rays, laboratory services and drug monitoring of medications. The field staff provide directly observed therapy in patients homes as well as video directly observed therapy. The surveillance team provides targeted testing for contact tracing to prevent the spread of the disease.

Alternative Options:
No alternatives

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
x Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment
_ Governance and Customer Service

Prior Court Action (if any):
Date
Agenda Item #
Action Taken
12/01/2020
19.2.1
Contract Award


Location:
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