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File #: 20-723    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/29/2020 Final action:
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Peninsula Family Service to provide senior peer counseling services and Help@Hand peer-led outreach and engagement for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $986,784.
Attachments: 1. 20200929_r_PFS, 2. 20200929_a_PFS
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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 Peninsula Family Service for Senior Peer Counseling Services and Support to Older Adults in the Use of Web-Based Behavioral Health Interventions

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Peninsula Family Service to provide senior peer counseling services and Help@Hand peer-led outreach and engagement for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $986,784.

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BACKGROUND:
Peninsula Family Service (PFS) has provided Senior Peer Counseling Program (Program) services since 2008. Since July 2019, PFS has provided Help@Hand services (formerly known as Peer-led Outreach and Engagement for Behavioral Health Technology Interventions) after being selected from a Request for Proposal (RFP) that was released in December 2018. The goal is to support older adults in the use of web-based behavioral health interventions (including applications or "apps") to engage, educate and provide access to behavioral health services when needed, especially for those who struggle connecting with traditional in-person supports or may need additional supports.

DISCUSSION:
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) recommends a 1-year waiver of the RFP process for PFS to continue providing non-clinical services through the Program. BHRS is requesting that the Board waive the RFP process for one more year because of the effects COVID-19 has had on our ability to run a fair and open bid process, not only in our county but in the other participating counties as well.

PFS' Program provides bilingual/multi-cultural senior peer counseling services, targeting the County's older adult population, including the Chinese, Filipino, and African American population and clients w...

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