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File #: 19-7847   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/7/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an agreement with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for a term ending June 30, 2020 for the delivery of technical assistance services by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Project Worth Program related to teen health and accepting $100,000.00 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio resulting in an increase in revenues to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s overall budget by $59,030.00. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Jennifer Herriott, MPH, Interim Director, Health]
Attachments: 1. Agreement UT Health SA - Metro Health (Oct 2019-June 2020), 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2019-11-07-0917
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DEPARTMENT: Health


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Jennifer Herriott, MPH


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Authorizing an agreement with the UT Health San Antonio's UT Teen Health program for a term ending June 30, 2020.


SUMMARY:

This Ordinance authorizes an agreement with the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio's (UT Health San Antonio) UT Teen Health program for a term ending June 30, 2020. This Ordinance also authorizes the acceptance of compensation from UT Health San Antonio in the amount of 100,000.00 for the delivery of technical assistance services by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District's (Metro Health) Project WORTH program.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

UT Teen Health was awarded a federal grant from the Office of Population Affairs at the US Department of Health and Human Services to replicate programs that have been effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors, predominately among 1,000 older youth (15-19 years) who are part of the most vulnerable group of youth: those in juvenile justice, community agencies, and charter schools.

Metro Health's Project WORTH is a teen pregnancy prevention and teen health program. The mission of Project WORTH is to promote the health and well-being of children and teens in San Antonio through education, collaboration, and empowerment. Through an agreement with UT Teen Health, Metro Health will provide training and technical assistance to staff and administrators of five sites serving the youth in implementing the curriculum, "Love Notes SRA".

The proposed agreement with UT Health San Antonio is for a term ending June 30, 2020 and outlines Metro Health's responsibilities and the compensation schedule. Authorization of the agreement with UT Health San Antonio will allow Metro Health to earn revenue to fund additional partners for violence prevention and social emotional lea...

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