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File #: 20-893    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of an award from the State of California Department of Health Care Services and Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management for implementation and administration of the Asthma Mitigation Project for the term of August 1, 2020 through May 15, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.
Attachments: 1. 20201117_r_DHCS Sierra Health Foundation Asthma Mitigation GA20APS017, 2. 20201117_a_DHCS Sierra Health Foundation Asthma Mitigation GA20APS017.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Lizelle Lirio de Luna, Director, Family Health Services
Subject: Agreement with the State of California Department of Health Care Services and Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management for Implementation and Administration of the Asthma Mitigation Project

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of an award from the State of California Department of Health Care Services and Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management for implementation and administration of the Asthma Mitigation Project for the term of August 1, 2020 through May 15, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.

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BACKGROUND:
Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease with 6.8 million children affected nationwide. In California, upwards of one in six children have been diagnosed with asthma, and it is one of the leading causes of hospitalization. According to the 2016 California Health interview Survey, 16.1% of children in San Mateo County ages 1-17 had asthma, greater than overall state prevalence (14.6%). While asthma affects people of all ages, races and ethnic groups, low-income communities and communities of color suffer substantially higher fatality rates, hospital admissions and emergency department visits due to asthma. In San Mateo County, 60% of children with asthma come from communities of color.

Due to the discontinuation of funding, San Mateo County has not had a home visiting program dedicated to asthma mitigation since 2016; current interventions are provided in clinical settings with phone support for medication adherence. In February of 2020, the Sierra Health Foundation issued a request for proposals to participate in the Asthma Preventative Services Project (APSP). The APSP is funded by the California Department of Health Care Ser...

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