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File #: 20-6125   
Type: Misc - Professional Services Agreements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/12/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an agreement with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for the delivery of professional services related to the Project YES online intervention for depression and anxiety in adolescents for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District in an amount up to $260,000.00 and a term ending September 30, 2021. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Sandra Guerra, MD, MPH, Interim Deputy Public Health Director, Health]
Attachments: 1. Agreement, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Staff Presentation, 4. Ordinance 2020-11-12-0832
DEPARTMENT: Health


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Sandra Guerra, MD, MPH


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Authorizing an agreement with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio d/b/a UT Health San Antonio on behalf of its UT Teen Health Program related to Project YES for a term ending September 30, 2021


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 services related to implementation of Project YES for a term ending September 30, 2021.



BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Community members have noted heightened adolescent depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently there are not enough mental health providers, particularly for adolescents with low incomes or no health insurance. Project YES is an evidence-based, single-session online intervention for depression and anxiety in adolescents. It has been shown to cut depression symptoms by half at 9 months of implementation. Additionally, the intervention provides benefits for violence prevention, since learning to understand and manage emotions can prevent violence, and Health Equity, because LGBT adolescents have been early high adopters of this intervention.

Metro Health seeks to enter into an agreement with UT Health San Antonio's UT Teen Health Program for the adaption, implementation, and evaluation of Project YES.

* Adaptation: UT Teen Health will assist the developers of Project YES in creating a Spanish-language version and recording Black and indigenous teen voices to include in the English version, by the end of December 2020.
* Implementation: Through February 28, 2021, UT Teen Health will garner support of at least 10 community youth serving organizations to integrate the Project YES program into their programming. Through September 30, 2021, UT Teen Health will garner support of 30 Bexar County middle and high schools for the integration of t...

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