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File #: 20-5073   
Type: Misc - Professional Services Agreements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/17/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an agreement with Communities in Schools of San Antonio to provide behavioral mental health counseling for teens for a term ending September 30, 2021 with the option to renew for one, one-year term for an amount up to $362,000.00 inclusive of the renewal. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager, Interim Director, Health]
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2020-09-17-0662
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DEPARTMENT: Health


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Colleen M. Bridger MPH, PhD


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Authorizing an agreement with Communities in Schools of San Antonio for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District's Project Worth Teen Health program for a term ending September 30, 2021.


SUMMARY:

This Ordinance will authorize an agreement with Communities in Schools of San Antonio (CISSA) for adolescent health services to provide in-school behavioral and mental health counseling for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, funded by the Medicaid 1115 Waiver Program in an amount not to exceed $217,000.00 for a term ending September 30, 2021 with the option to renew for one, one-year term for a total amount not to exceed $362,000.00 inclusive of the renewal.



BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On January 31, 2013, City Council authorized the submission of six project proposals by Metro Health through the Regional Healthcare Partnership Anchor entity, University Health System for consideration and funding in the amount of $43,392,942.00 through the new Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) arm of the "Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program" or "Transformation Waiver." Metro Health carefully selected projects in the following areas: diabetes prevention, children's oral health services, HIV and Syphilis prevention, breastfeeding promotion, teen pregnancy prevention and neighborhood health promotion. All six project proposals were in alignment with Metro Health's strategic plan and many community goals set forth by SA2020 and had the overall goal of improving health outcomes. The initial demonstration period came to an end on September 30, 2016. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved an initial 15 month extension period and an additional 21 month renewal of the program that extended the term of the 1115 Waiver through September 30, 2019. Metro Health will continue to earn incentive payments through ...

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