Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 9, 2018
REVISED October 9, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35

Community Paramedicine Florida Blue Foundation Grant Submission


Contact and/or Presenter Information
James Crutchfield, Community Paramedicine Chief, x. 1648

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-18-165 accepting a non-matching grant from Florida Blue Foundation for Manatee County's Community Paramedicine COMPASS Program (Community, Oriented, Medical, Partnerships, for Assistance and Social Support); authorization to execute Grant Agreement with Florida Blue Foundation; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-19-013 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
A Florida Blue Foundation non-matching Grant was submitted to address Social Determinates of Health and subsequently funded with a total award amount of $364,946 for the period of January 7, 2019 - January 6, 2023, with no matching funds.

Grant Funds will support the Community Paramedicine COMPASS Program (Community, Oriented, Medical, Partnerships for Assistance and Social Support). This Grant will provide start-up and implementation funds for one FTE to the Division for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), that exclusively targets the uninsured and underinsured residents who currently lack access to primary care services due to social or socioeconomic related factors.

The LCSW will deploy interventions that improve health literacy while fostering relationships with community-based organizations that integrates patients into larger support and care management initiatives. All program initiatives are team-based, integrating multiple providers comprised from both clinical and non-clinical roles to address all the unmet needs of our community's vulnerable patients.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide two copies of R-18-165 and two original, executed Grant Agreements to James Crutchfield, Chief Community Paramedicine - Public Safety Department.

Please email a copy of B-19-013 to budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
173.9001880, $364,946.00

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Attorney Response Memo.pdf
Attachment:  COMPASS Grant Agrmt.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-18-165.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-19-013 Community Paramedicine Grant.pdf