ADOPTED - DECEMBER 13, 2005
Agenda Item No. 23
Introduced by the Human Services and Finance Committees of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT A PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATIONLINKS GRANT AWARD FROM THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
WHEREAS, the Capital Area Health Alliance is coordinating the development of a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) which has the potential to substantially improve health care services through the efficient sharing of a patient’s health information; and
WHEREAS, this same information, without patient identifiers, can be important for public health purposes, such as the early identification of symptoms or illnesses which signal the onset of a widespread illness or exposure, and the contribution to understanding the most effective treatment for health conditions or illnesses; and
WHEREAS, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded Ingham County with a small grant to assist the integration of public health values and purposes into the developing regional health information sharing system; and
WHEREAS, the Health Officer has recommended that the Board of Commissioners accept the grant award and authorize the budget amendment to implement the initiative.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners accepts a “InformationLinks: Connecting Public Health with Health Information Exchanges” grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, intended to help imbed public health uses into the health information sharing systems that will be administered by the Capital Area Health Alliance’s Regional Health Information Organization.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the grant award is $74,518 and that the period of the award is December 1, 2005 through November 30, 2006.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Controller is authorized to amend the Health Department’s 2006 budget to recognize the $74,518 award and related expense budget.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Health Department is authorized to execute any subcontracts necessary to implement the grant initiative, utilizing standard County processes.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson is authorized to sign the grant award documents and any subcontracts after review by the County Attorney.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE: Yeas: Hertel, Celentino, Dedden, Holman, Severino
Nays: None Absent: Weatherwax-Grant Approved 12/5/05
FINANCE: Yeas: Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 12/7/05