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File #: 18-6470   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/13/2018
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a revised program budget and increase to the personnel complement to convert 12 City temporary positions to part-time grant funded positions for the Stand Up SA program funded by the Medicaid 1115 Waiver program for the FY 2019 period. [Erik Walsh, Deputy City Manager; Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Director of Health]
Attachments: 1. Stand Up Budget REVISION FY19, 2. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT: Health


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD



COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Authorizing a revised program budget and increase to the personnel complement for the Stand UP SA program


SUMMARY:

This Ordinance authorizes a revised program budget and increase to the personnel complement to convert 12 City temporary positions to part-time grant funded positions for the Stand UP SA program currently funded through the Medicaid 1115 Waiver program.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On February 15, 2018, City Council authorized program budgets and associated personnel complements for seven Metro Health programs currently funded through Metro Health's Medicaid 1115 Waiver program (1115 Waiver) via Ordinance No. 2018-02-15-0108. This authorization included one (1) full-time position and a budget for salaries for 12 temporary positions for the Stand UP SA program funded through the 1115 Waiver.

These City temporary employees currently serve as Community Outreach Workers who employ a public health prevention approach to reducing violence and recidivism rates near and within the communities of Wheatley Heights, EastPoint and Camelot. The program targets children and young adults that are at high-risk of perpetrating violence. These staff members are trained in specialized intervention strategies aimed to de-escalate situations to prevent further violence from occurring. They also work to enroll high-risk youth into Stand Up SA's case management program, which connects those at-risk individuals with relevant and effective resources, services, and support groups within the community. Through this Ordinance, the department will convert these positions to part-time grant funded positions to support program operations.



ISSUE:

Metro Health has operated the Stand UP SA program since 2014. In 2017, the program was provided an opportunity to participate in the Medicaid 1115 Waiver program with a goal of reducing recidivism ra...

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