Agenda Item   

AGENDA STAFF REPORT

 

                                                                                                                        ASR Control  17-000360

 

MEETING DATE:

05/09/17

legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

4

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

Health Care Agency   (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Jeff Nagel (714) 834-7024 

 

 

Mary Hale (714) 834-6032

 

 

Subject:  Memorandum of Understanding with Access California Services

 

      ceo CONCUR

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board

Concur

Approved Agreement to Form

Consent Calendar

 

 

3 Votes Board Majority

 

 

 

    Budgeted: N/A

Current Year Cost: N/A

Annual Cost: N/A

 

 

 

    Staffing Impact:

No

# of Positions:

Sole Source: N/A

    Current Fiscal Year Revenue: N/A

  Funding Source: N/A

County Audit in last 3 years: No

 

 

    Prior Board Action: N/A

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

 

 

1.

Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Access California Services for the provision of Prevention and Early Intervention Services and Data Sharing.

 

2.

Authorize the Health Care Agency Director, or designee, to execute the Memorandum of Understanding as referenced in the Recommended Action above.

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

The Health Care Agency requests approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Health Care Agency and Access California Services for the provision of behavioral health counseling and supportive services to prevent untreated mental illness and to provide early intervention for underserved populations.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

The Health Care Agency (HCA) is requesting the Board's approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Access California Services to provide behavioral health counseling and supportive services at the Access California Services program location in Anaheim.  This MOU will provide up to one HCA behavioral health clinician at this community location to facilitate increased access to behavioral health services for this hard to reach population of refugees who are at increased risk for depression, anxiety and trauma-related behavioral health conditions. This MOU will assist to increase access to behavioral health services for this underserved population. Services will include screening/assessment, individual/group counseling, crisis intervention, case management, psychoeducation and linkage to community services.  Outcomes data will be collected utilizing pre- and post-testing with a goal of decreased symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma-related behavioral health conditions upon discharge from program services.

 

The MOU contains a mutual indemnification provision, which varies from County standard. CEO/Office of Risk Management and County Counsel have reviewed and approved the indemnification provisions and determined the risk to be acceptable for these services.

 

HCA requests that the Board approve the MOU with Access California Services as referenced in the Recommended Action.

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

 

N/A

 

STAFFING IMPACT:

 

N/A

 

ATTACHMENT(S):

 

Attachment A - MOU with Access California Services
Attachment B - Risk Assessment Form