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File #: 23-0283    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 1/3/2023 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 1/10/2023 Final action: 1/10/2023
Title: Request by Public Health Services for approval to accept from the Mobile Healthcare Association grant funds in the amount of $24,271, with no required match, for the FY 2022 Mobile Health Innovation Collaborative Program.
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): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Harvard Medical School and Mobile Healthcare Association

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 by Public Health Services for approval to accept from the Mobile Healthcare Association grant funds in the amount of $24,271, with no required match, for the FY 2022 Mobile Health Innovation Collaborative Program.
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Background and Discussion:
Harvard Medical School has partnered with the Mobile Healthcare Association to provide grants to ten (10) health organizations nationwide for evaluating the efficacy of their mobile health operations. Harris County Public Health (HCPH) was selected based on its proposed evaluation of whether Harris County residents who receive HCPH mobile health services/interventions experience a quantifiable increase in their access to health care.

Expected Impact:
With the oversight and participation of Harvard Medical School as independent evaluation assessors, the expected impact is a quantifiable assessment of how much HCPH mobile health services improve access to care for the community, which services experience greater success and data from which to calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) for the County. The algorithm for this ROI calculation has been created by Harvard Medical School in partnership with Harvard Business School.

Alternative Options:
Harris County Public Health could perform the evaluation on its own. However, this would be at the County's expense (lacking the grant) and without the participation of Harvard's Medical and Business expertise.

Alignment with Goal(s):
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