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Regular City Council Meeting
Resolution - Public Health Services:
Consider a resolution ratifying the acts of the Mayor in executing Amendment No. 1 to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Contract HHS000780500002 and related documents, under the Substance Use Disorder Community Health Worker program, by and between the City of Lubbock and the State of Texas, acting by and through HHSC.
This contract provides funding from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to continue the Community Health Worker program within the Health Department. The role of the Community Health Worker is to increase opportunities for those who use substances, including opioids, to reduce harm related to substance use, increase retention in substance use and mental health services, help individuals address medical needs, and help individuals who desire change, to build a foundation for their recovery.
This grant currently funds the salary and benefits of 5.5 staff members to include 1 lead case manager, 2 case managers, 2 health promotion workers, and part of the assistant director and management assistant salaries.
This is an existing grant that will add funds for three additional years from September 1, 2021, through August 31, 2024. The total grant is $1,392,000.
FY 2022, September 1, 2021, through August 31, 2022: $464,000
FY 2023, September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2023: $464,000
FY 2024, September 1, 2023, through August 31, 2024: $464,000
Bill Howerton, Deputy City Manager
Katherine Wells, Director of Public Health
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