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File #: 20-325    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/24/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of an award from the California Department of Public Health to develop and implement public health activities related to hepatitis C control and prevention, for the term of December 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $931,700.
Attachments: 1. 20200519_r_Acceptance of HCV Award 19.24.pdf, 2. 20200519_a_19-10940 - San Mateo HCV Grant (03-19-2020).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 for Implementation of the Hepatitis C Virus Collaboration Project Grant No. 19-10940

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of an award from the California Department of Public Health to develop and implement public health activities related to hepatitis C control and prevention, for the term of December 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $931,700.

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BACKGROUND:
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) surveillance data indicates that over the past five years, there were continued increases in the rate of newly reported hepatitis C infections among young people 15-29 years of age, which is likely due to ongoing transmission related to injection drug use. The purpose of the grant is to implement public health activities related to monitoring, preventing, testing plus linkage to and retention in care activities for the most vulnerable and underserved individuals living with, or at high risk for, HCV infection.

DISCUSSION:
Funding from this award will be used to offset the cost of 0.2 FTE Registered Nurse with the Correctional Health division, who will provide routine universal opt-out urine rapid HCV screening prior to release for all incarcerated individuals in San Mateo County. Funding from this award will also be used to offset the cost of 0.2 FTE Communicable Disease Investigator with the Public Health, Policy and Planning (PHPP) division, who will provide linkage to care for inmates who receive reactive results on their rapid HCV screening.

This agreement is coming to the Board late due to delayed receipt of the CDPH agreement, which was not sent to the County until la...

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