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File #: 23-0250    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Award Status: Passed
File created: 12/29/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 1/10/2023 Final action: 1/10/2023
Title: Request for approval of an agreement with Share Our Strength in order to implement the Cooking Matters Curriculum and access the Share Our Strength platform that contains additional resources for curriculum implementation.
Attachments: 1. 0110_PHS_Regular_Share_our_Strength_-_License_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): DSRIP_OR

Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Share Our Strength

 

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 an agreement with Share Our Strength in order to implement the Cooking Matters Curriculum and access the Share Our Strength platform that contains additional resources for curriculum implementation.

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Background and Discussion:

Share Our Strength is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad. Share Our Strength runs the Cooking Matters program to end childhood hunger by helping parents and caregivers shop for and cook healthy, affordable meals.

 

Expected Impact:

Poor nutrition is one of the main risk factors of chronic diseases as they are directly linked with obesity. Obesity is an epidemic greatly affecting the U.S., and more specifically Harris County. This is important considering that Harris County it is the most populated county in Texas. Statistics from the Texas Department of State Health Services have shown that the prevalence of obesity is 37.4% in the Harris County region which is higher than the 35.7% overall prevalence in the state of Texas. Obesity is known to contribute to the development of other diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Obesity Reduction Program offer engaging and interactive nutrition classes for all ages. The team partners with schools, community centers, after-school programs, and other community settings in Harris County  to promote a healthy lifestyle. Utilizing curriculums such as Cooking Matters can assist in reinforcing  lesson taught to participants with practical tools to apply in everyday recipes.

 

Alternative Options:

Without this agreement, the Obesity Reduction program will not have access to the Cooking Matters Curriculum and additional resources in the Share Our Strength platforms.

 

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

08/13/2022

6.D.1

Approved

 

 

Location:

Address (if applicable): N/A

Precinct(s): Countywide

 

 

Fiscal and Personnel Summary

Service Name

 

 

FY 23

FY 24

Next 3 FYs

Incremental Expenditures (do NOT write values in thousands or millions)

Labor Expenditures

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Non-Labor Expenditures

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Total Incremental Expenditures

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$

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Funding Sources (do NOT write values in thousands or millions)

Existing Budget

 

$

$

$

 

$

$

$

 

$

$

$

Total Current Budget

$

$

$

Additional Budget Requested

 

$

$

$

 

$

$

$

 

$

$

$

Total Additional Budget Requested

$

$

$

Total Funding Sources

$

$

$

Personnel(Fill out section only if requesting new PCNs)

Current Position Count for Service

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-

Additional Positions Requested

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-

Total Personnel

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Anticipated Court Date: January 10, 2023

Anticipated Implementation Date (if different from Court date): January 10, 2023

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

Contact(s) name, title, department: Dr. Ericka Brown, Director of Community Health and Wellness, Public Health Services

Attachments (if applicable): Agreement