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File #: 22-5334    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 accept from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant funds in the amount of $192,586, with no required match, for the Strengthening Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Response Capabilities (Y3) Program, and extend two associated positions to September 29, 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_EHSNET
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): US Department of Health and Human Services

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 accept from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant funds in the amount of $192,586, with no required match, for the Strengthening Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Response Capabilities (Y3) Program, and extend two associated positions to September 29, 2023.
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Background and Discussion:
This grant project focuses on the prevention of foodborne illness and outbreaks, data collected informs strategies to be used to improve environmental health services provided by environmental public health food inspectors. The funding for this project supports strengthening the surveillance, response, and prevention efforts for foodborne illness in Harris County. This grant is in the third year of funding.

Expected Impact:
Through increased consumer awareness of foodborne illness reporting, Public Health Services will be able to identify and respond to outbreaks that could be missed. The foodborne illness reporting campaign will also assist in determining the most successful vehicle for delivering messages to the public. The results this project will allow for the refinement of the foodborne illness identification and investigation process by Public Health Services.

Alternative Options:
There are no alternative options.

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

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