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File #: 20-110    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/6/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Center for Applied Research Solutions for evaluation activities for the Tobacco Prevention Program and the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program for the term of March 10, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $270,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200310_att_Matrix.pdf, 2. 20200310_r_CARS, 3. 202003010_a_CARS
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Subject: Agreement with Center for Applied Research Solutions

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Center for Applied Research Solutions for evaluation activities for the Tobacco Prevention Program and the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program for the term of March 10, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $270,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In order to address problems associated with alcohol and drug use and to improve the overall health and well-being of the community, San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) and Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AOD) has developed a Strategic Prevention Framework plan to create a sustainable, community-based, and prevention-focused infrastructure that will build partnerships between local government agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, community-based organizations, businesses, and residents.

In February 2019, the BHRS division released a Request for Proposals for evaluation activities for AOD and Tobacco Prevention Program (TPP). The Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) was awarded the contract in June 2019.

DISCUSSION:
It is anticipated that CARS will provide evaluation activities for AOD and the TPP. Services will include an assessment of: existing federal, state, and local substance use resources; impact of marketing efforts; outcome of programmatic and policy-related activities; and selected program strategies and their effectiveness in meeting the needs of County residents. The final program reports with recommendations for potential programs and curricula are expected from this contract.

The resolution contains the County's standard provision allowing amendment of the County'...

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