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File #: 16-0472    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/26/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/28/2016 Final action: 6/28/2016
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 013-S1711 with New Morning Youth and Family Services, Inc., for the provision of Latino Outreach services, on an “as requested” basis, for the term July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019, with a maximum contractual obligation of $288,000; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 013-S1711, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: Mental Health Services Act.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet 6-28-16, 2. B - New Morning Youth and Family Agmt 6-28-16, 3. Executed Agreement 013-S1711
Related files: 19-0411
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Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 013-S1711 with New Morning Youth and Family Services, Inc., for the provision of Latino Outreach services, on an “as requested” basis, for the term July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019, with a maximum contractual obligation of $288,000; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 013-S1711, including amendments which do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the Agreement, and contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: Mental Health Services Act.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 013-S1711 for the term July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019, with a maximum obligation of $288,000 for the term of the agreement, to ensure continuation of this specialized and successful Latino Outreach program.

The Latino Outreach program is a highly effective and culturally specific intervention strategy program utilizing the Promotora model, and provides outreach, engagement, and early intervention services. The program reduces barriers to mental health care access while decreasing the health disparities experienced by the Latino population. The program is focused on connecting the Latino population with needed services.

Additionally, HHSA has determined, in accordance with County Ordinance Section 3.13.030, it is more economical and feasible to engage an independent contractor who can provide specialized Prevention and Early Intervention services via an outreach program specific to the Latino population.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In 2004 California voters passed Proposition 63, the MHSA. The MHSA imposes a one percent tax on personal income in excess of $1,000,000. The funds from the tax are d...

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