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File #: 21-709    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/12/2021 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Abode Services to provide enabling services for the term of September 15, 2021 through December 31, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $343,748.
Attachments: 1. 20210914_r_Abode Services, 2. 20210914_a_Abode Services
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: Agreement with Abode Services to Provide Enabling Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Abode Services to provide enabling services for the term of September 15, 2021 through December 31, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $343,748.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County Health has been awarded the Health Care for the
Homeless/Farmworker Health (HCH/FH) grant from the Bureau of Primary Health Care,
Health Services and Resources Administration of the US Department of Health and
Human Services. The grant funds San Mateo Medical Center's (SMMC) ongoing
HCH/FH program, which is designed to assist homeless and farmworker adults,
families, and youth with access to and utilization of SMMC's continuum of care and
other medical, health and support services.

DISCUSSION:
In January 2021, the HCH/FH program completed a Request for Proposals (RFP) for enabling services, which are non-clinical services that enable individuals to access health care and improve health outcomes. Enabling services include case management, referrals, translation/interpretation, transportation, eligibility assistance, health education, environmental health risk reduction, health literacy, and outreach. Abode Services was chosen to provide these services, based on their efficiency in delivering enabling services to the population they serve.

County Counsel has reviewed and approved the resolution and agreement as to form.

The resolution contains the County's standard provisions allowing amendment of the County fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate).

It is anticipated that a minimum of 90 unduplicated individuals experiencing homelessness annually will receive care coordination or assi...

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