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File #: 20-855    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 11/10/2020 Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide enabling services, extending the term of the agreement through June 30, 2021 and increasing the amount payable by $96,250 to an amount not to exceed $426,250.
Attachments: 1. 20201110_r_StarVista, 2. 20201110_a_StarVista
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center
Subject: Amendment to Agreement with StarVista to Provide Enabling Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide enabling services, extending the term of the agreement through June 30, 2021 and increasing the amount payable by $96,250 to an amount not to exceed $426,250.

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BACKGROUND:
In September 2017, the Health Care for the Homeless / Farmworker Health Program (HCH/FH) completed a Request for Proposals (RFP) for enabling services as part of a grant received from the Bureau of Primary Health Care of the US Health Services and Resource Administration (HRSA). Enabling services are non-clinical services that do not include direct patient services, which enable individuals to access health care and improve health outcomes. Examples of enabling services include: case management, referrals, translation/interpretation, transportation, eligibility assistance, health education, environmental health risk reduction, health literacy, and outreach.

As a result of the RFP, StarVista was selected to conduct enabling services - specifically outreach, engagement, and adult therapeutic services - to farmworkers and individuals experiencing homelessness in San Mateo County.

DISCUSSION:
HCH/FH proposes that your Board approve an amendment extending the term of the current agreement by six months, through June 30, 2021, with an associated increase in funding, to ensure continuity of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will allow San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) time to issue RFP for enabling services in the first quarter of 2021. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the County was not able to issue an RFP in the time frame originally contemplated.
The amend...

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