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File #: 21-693    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2021 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with American Institutes for Research, for evaluation and research services, for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $311,613.
Attachments: 1. 20210914_r_American Institutes for Research, 2. 20210914_a_American Institutes Research
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Subject: Agreement with American Institutes for Research for Evaluation and Research Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with American Institutes for Research, for evaluation and research services, for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $311,613.

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BACKGROUND:
Federal and state programs require Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) to submit evaluations and reports on program outcomes. These requirements have increased as a result of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which requires evaluation design, analysis, and reporting on new initiatives to improve access to underserved populations. Measure K funding has also increased reporting requirements.

In September 2015, BHRS issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a provider of research and evaluation services. American Institutes for Research (AIR) submitted a proposal and was selected to provide a portion of these services, along with another proposer, Prins Williams Analytics, LLC.

In October 2018, the AIR agreement was renewed for an additional two years, taking the agreement through FY 2019-20. This allowed AIR to continue state-mandated MHSA reporting initiatives, Medical Assisted Therapy evaluation and Laura's Law evaluation and reporting.

In October 2020, your Board approved an extension and an increase in the agreement amount for AIR to support implementation and reporting requirements of the new Mental Health Student Services Act (MHSSA) grant awarded to BHRS in July 2020.

DISCUSSION:
BHRS shall continue contracting with AIR to provide research, analysis, and evaluation services. These services include contract performance data analysis, Medication Assisted Therap...

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