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File #: 22-804    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 10/18/2022 Final action: 10/18/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the California Department of Public Health to provide funding to San Mateo County Health to conduct public health emergency preparedness activities, for the term of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027, in an amount not to exceed $5,921,919.
Attachments: 1. 20221018_r_CDPH HEP Grants.pdf, 2. 20221018_a_CDPH HEP Grants_No. 22-10682_Draft.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Travis Kusman, Director, Emergency Medical Services
Subject: Agreement with the California Department of Public Health for National Hospital Preparedness Program, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Initiatives

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the California Department of Public Health to provide funding to San Mateo County Health to conduct public health emergency preparedness activities, for the term of July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2027, in an amount not to exceed $5,921,919.

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BACKGROUND:
Federal funds have been made available through the states for the enhancement of national public health and medical emergency preparedness and response infrastructure. The funds are to be used for: public health and medical emergency preparedness and response planning, training, medical and laboratory supplies, and equipment; disease and outbreak surveillance and response; vaccination and anti-viral medications distribution; and the development of caches of emergency stockpiles to support public health and medical surge needs.

DISCUSSION:
San Mateo County Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division is responsible for coordinating emergency disaster planning and response for the County health system.
In June 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) awarded EMS new grant funding for public health and medical emergency preparedness activities. For the five-year grant term, EMS will continue to work with health system partners to ensure a health system ready and prepared to respond. Key grant funded activities include: (1) emergency preparedness trainings and collaboration with local health care providers; (2) epidemiological and disease surveillance, investigation, and laboratory testing enhancements; (3) pandemic influenza...

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