DATE:

 

02/03/03

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-028

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $21,000 for Project Alcance.  The Driscoll Children’s Health Plans of Corpus Christi has awarded this grant to the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2002, through August 31, 2003.

INITIATED BY:                                                            STAFF SOURCE:               

Cynthia Collazo                                                               Hector F. Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H.                                  

Asst. City Manager                                                          Health Director                                         

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:   On January 27, 2003, Council held public hearing introducing ordinance and instructed staff to proceed with final reading.

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of  Project Alcance is to educate and empower families to access the health care delivery system, maintain wellness through prevention and/or optimum management of chronic illness.  During the first year, families were educated on how to access the health care system through better understanding of when, where and how to use the system.  Awareness and outreach were also provided on important health care needs including maternal and child health, nutrition, growth and development, immunizations and sanitation.  Understanding the need for timely and appropriate health care through these efforts enforces the need for primary care access, early detection and appropriate public health preventive services use.

 

Finally, families were also made aware of and connected to special programs such as Texas Health Steps (THS), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid and managed care services.  The outreach education workers - promotoras - who know the community and are many times neighbors of the families they serve, conduct health educational activities in homes, churches, schools, employment institutions, clinics and rural communities.  Project Alcance also ensures the utilization and continuity of these services through multiple follow-up promotora home visits/contacts, which establishes and maintains an open, continuous and trustworthy line of communication with the client and the community.

 

The local Project Alcance is funded by a grant from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) awarded to and administered by Driscoll Children’s Health Plans in Corpus Christi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDGET ON PAGE 2

FINANCIAL:  The City of Laredo will receive $21,000 for Project Alcance of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2002, through August 31,  2003.  The revenue account number for this grant is 226-0000-321-4003  and the expense account number is 226-6094.

RECOMMENDATION:

STAFF:  Recommends that Council approve ordinance.

 

 

 

 

                                                                    BUDGET

                                                    

 

ORDINANCE   NO. 2003-O-028

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo FY 2001-2002 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $21,000 for Project Alcance.  The Driscoll Children’s Health Plans of Corpus Christi has awarded this grant to the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning September 1, 2002, through August 31, 2003.

 

            WHEREAS,   the purpose of  Project Alcance is to educate and empower families to access the health care delivery system, maintain wellness through prevention and/or optimum management of chronic illness.  During the first year, families were educated on how to access the health care system through better understanding of when, where and how to use the system.  Awareness and outreach were also provided on important health care needs including maternal and child health, nutrition, growth and development, immunizations and sanitation.  Understanding the need for timely and appropriate health care through these efforts enforces the need for primary care access, early detection and appropriate public health preventive services use, and

 

            WHEREAS, families were also made aware of and connected to special programs such as Texas Health Steps (THS), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid and managed care services.  The outreach education workers - promotoras - who know the community and are many times neighbors of the families they serve, conduct health educational activities in homes, churches, schools, employment institutions, clinics and rural communities.  Project Alcance also ensures the utilization and continuity of these services through multiple follow-up promotora home visits/contacts, which establishes and maintains an open, continuous and trustworthy line of communication with the client and the community, and

 

            WHEREAS,  the local Project Alcance is funded by a grant from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) awarded to and administered by Driscoll Children’s Health Plans in Corpus Christi.

 

             

                        NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:        Revenue line item 226-0000-321-4003 funded by the Project Alcance is hereby increased from $0 to $21,000.

 

Section 2:        Expenditure line item 226-6094 is hereby increased from $0 to $21,000.

 

Section 3:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to make transfers within the budget as allowable under the general contract with the Driscoll Children’s Health Plans of Corpus Christi to meet the necessary costs to accomplish the scope of work for the project.

 

 

            PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR

 

ON THIS _________________ DAY OF ________________________,  2003.

 

 

 

 

 

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ELIZABETH G. FLORES

MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

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JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY