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File #: 22-4500    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Award Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/21/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request for approval of a Letter of Affiliation and Services Agreement between Harris County and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for the purpose of providing internship experiences to students in connection with the GET PHIT Program for the period of August 2, 2022 - March 30, 2023.
Attachments: 1. 0802_PHS_Regular_GET PHIT Agreement
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: Contract - Award

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of a Letter of Affiliation and Services Agreement between Harris County and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for the purpose of providing internship experiences to students in connection with the GET PHIT Program for the period of August 2, 2022 - March 30, 2023.
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Background and Discussion:
The contractor has agreed to participate in the University of Texas Health and Science Center (UTHealth) Gaining Equity in Training for Public Health Informatics & Technology (GET PHIT) and Workforce Training Program, a multi-year project funded by the Office of the National Coordinator in the Department of Health and Human Services. As part of their participation the Contractor will participate in public health workforce assessment activities, host interns from participating GET PHIT institutions, implement relevant workforce training within our own organization, and disseminate training activity opportunities to our stakeholders.

Expected Impact:
The purpose of the GET PHIT Program is to reduce the nation's health disparities and inequities by expanding the number of public health professionals trained in public health informatics and technology. The Program will train students from underrepresented backgrounds to fill a variety of public health roles, while building skills, competencies, foundational knowledge, and hands-on activities in public health informatics.

Alternative Options:
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