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File #: 21-157    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/5/2021 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. dba Heluna Health for the recruitment, hiring, management and oversight of personnel, increasing the number of contact tracers from 25 contact tracers to 50 contact tracers and 2 contact tracer team leads and increasing the amount payable by $3,000,000, to an amount not exceed $3,500,000.
Attachments: 1. 20210223_r_Heluna Health, 2. 20210223_a_Heluna Health Amendment
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: Amendment to the Agreement with Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. dba Heluna Health for the Recruitment, Hiring, Management and Oversight of Personnel

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. dba Heluna Health for the recruitment, hiring, management and oversight of personnel, increasing the number of contact tracers from 25 contact tracers to 50 contact tracers and 2 contact tracer team leads and increasing the amount payable by $3,000,000, to an amount not exceed $3,500,000.

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BACKGROUND:
On May 26, 2020, County Health addressed the Board with its proposed plan to increase the contact investigation and tracing workforce of the Public Health, Policy and Planning (PHPP) Division's Communicable Disease Control (CD) Program as needed for the COVID-19 mitigation strategy. Contact investigation and tracing are core capabilities of the PHPP infrastructure needed to respond to and control the spread of COVID-19. In San Mateo County, contact investigation and tracing has been a critical CD Program tool for responding to any one of the 87 communicable diseases they address each year. The COVID-19 pandemic requires significantly scaling up that capability.

In October 2020, under a contract with the State of California, Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. dba Heluna Health (Heluna) began providing 6 contact tracers to the CD Program.

On December 4, 2020, the County directly entered into a contract with Heluna on December 4, 2020 to provide 25 contact tracers to the CD Program to immediately cover weekends and holidays.

DISCUSSION:
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in San Mateo County, the CD Program would like to r...

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