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File #: 22-5327    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by Public Health Services for approval to temporarily transfer general funds in the amount of $196,000 to fund the cost of 27 positions and approval of 23 positions effective September 24, 2022 pending receipt of the award for the Refugee Medical Screening Grant from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), and extend associated positions to September 30, 2023.


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): FY23_REFUGEE
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Achievement (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 by Public Health Services for approval to temporarily transfer general funds in the amount of $196,000 to fund the cost of 27 positions and approval of 23 positions effective September 24, 2022 pending receipt of the award for the Refugee Medical Screening Grant from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), and extend associated positions to September 30, 2023.

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Background and Discussion:
This grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS). The Refugee Cash
and Medical Assistance program reimburses States for the cost of medical assistance provided to the refugee populations. The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) administers the program for HHS. USCRI is an international advocacy and domestic refugee resettlement organization, headquartered in Washington, DC.

Expected Impact:
USCRI was established "to address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration
worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional
services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life." The Refugee Health Screening Program (RHSP) of Harris County Public Health (HCPH) provides medical screening and medical referrals for the refugee population arriving in Harris County and its surrounding counties. Preventative services are provided to protect every incoming refugee and all Harris County residents....

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