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File #: 20-198    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action: 4/7/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of an award from the California Department of Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Branch to provide STD control and prevention activities, for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $218,700.
Attachments: 1. 20200407_r_Acceptance of STD Core Award 19.24.pdf, 2. 20200407_a_Agreement with CDPH STD.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Cassius Lockett, Director, Public Health Policy and Planning
Subject: Acceptance of Award from the California Department of Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of an award from the California Department of Public Health Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Branch to provide STD control and prevention activities, for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $218,700.

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BACKGROUND:
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) STD surveillance data indicate that over the past five years, there were continued increases in infectious syphilis, congenital syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia trachomatis infection across the State. The increases in syphilis among women, including pregnant women, and the devastating impact of congenital syphilis are of particular concern. The purpose of the grant is to implement evidence-based public health activities to proactively address STDs within San Mateo County, with an emphasis on the prevention and control of infectious syphilis, congenital syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia trachomatis infection.

DISCUSSION:
Funding from this award will be used to offset the cost of 0.4 FTE Communicable Disease Investigator who will provide: monitoring of local program needs by assessing STD morbidity data with local community partners; workshops/trainings on STDs to staff of community agencies and institutions; and health education materials to be distributed to community agencies.

This agreement is coming to the Board late due to delays with the CDPH agreement, which was not received by the County until late December 2019.

The resolution contains the County's standard provisions allowing amendment of the County's fiscal obligations b...

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