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File #: 20-735    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/3/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/29/2020 Final action:
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of an award from the California Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Branch to provide tuberculosis prevention and control activities for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $347,499.
Attachments: 1. 20200929_r_CDPH_TB_Base_&_FSIE_Award.pdf, 2. 20200929_a_CDPH_TB_Base_&_FSIE_Award.pdf
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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 Tuberculosis Control Branch for a Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of an award from the California Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Branch to provide tuberculosis prevention and control activities for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $347,499.

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BACKGROUND:
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provides funding for Tuberculosis (TB) control activities including the investigation of potential cases and administration of the directly-observed therapy program. The increased TB transmission rate among homeless populations, in congregate settings such as shelters, prisons and jails, high immigration rates of TB-endemic countries to San Mateo communities, and a general reduction in the national public health infrastructure supporting TB control activities continue to be a challenge for San Mateo County and throughout the state of California.

DISCUSSION:
TB cases and their contacts are typically followed for six to twelve months and sometimes longer. Funding from this award will be used to offset the cost of 1 FTE Communicable Disease Investigator, 2.25 FTE Community Workers, and .33 FTE Social Work Supervisor. The TB staff will provide prevention and control measures including case management, contact investigation, and directly-observed therapy.

This agreement is coming to the Board late due to delays in federal funding authorization, which prevented CDPH from sending the agreement until late July 2020.

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

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