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Last Published: 6/11/2018 4:02:34 PM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:

Estimating and appropriating $15,000.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; accepting and approving a $15,000.00 grant from Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to implement mass registration of prescribers into the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the Kansas City area; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

Dr. Sarah Martin from the Kansas City Health Department testified that this grant will support staff time for 8 weeks to assist Jackson County Coordinator in implementing registration during the 8-week window provided by St. Louis County to cover the costs of registration. By taking advantage of the free registration opportunity provided by St. Louis County, and mass registering physicians, this will contribute to a financially sustainable health care system less reliant on health levy dollars. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0

Accepting and approving two one-year contracts in the amounts of $61,000.00 and $118,000.00 with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for children with special health care needs.

Bernie Rogers and Belinda Caldwell Shelby from the Kansas City Health Department testified that the purpose of this contract is to provide services for children who are at increased risk of chronic, physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions. The Health Department programs are specifically designed for the betterment of health for all citizens. This program specifically targets the health of children from ages birth to 21 years of age and assist families with needed resources, according to individualized needs. Services in the following counties include: Atchison, Nodaway, Worth, Harrison, Gentry, Holt, Andrew, Dekalb, Davies, Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Jackson, Ray, Clay, Platte, and Cass. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0
 1. The Kansas City Police Department will give an update on Communications, including 911.
 Major Roger Lewis and Major Daniel Gates from the Kansas City Police Department gave a brief update of the Communications Unit and 911 division. Total calls for 2018: 293,415 (911 – 168,333, Admin –125,082), 2017: Total call's: 313,156 (911 – 172,371, Admin –140,785) 911 Call time in Queue for April: 21 Seconds, March: 16 Seconds, February: 17 Seconds, January: 18 Seconds. Currently the communications unit is staffed with 88 employees, 19 less of the 107 to fully staff. Four dispatcher's and three call takers are in training, with on the job training all to be completed by July 2018. The hiring process which generated 241 applicants processed and a of total of 75 applicants still in the process. Seven positions offered and 6 acceptance. For more recruitment information you may go to the website at www.kcmo.org, or by calling 816.234.5000 or by visiting the HQ annex at 901 Charlotte, Kansas City Mo. An electronic version of this presentation can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office.
 2. Staff from the City Auditor’s Office and the Health Department will present an ARTS report for the Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness Division Performance Measures audit.
 Doug Jones from the City Auditor's Office and Lisa Miertz from the Health Department gave an overview of the audit report on communicable disease prevention, Public Health Division performance, and division recommendations. The division plays a role in protecting public health by monitoring, investigating and responding to communicable disease and bioterrorism threats. The departments work focused on performance measures to assess how well goals and objectives are being achieved, whether measures were relevant, understandable, consistent and reliable. It has been determined the performance measures address many recommended practices and characteristics identified where the division could take further steps to improve the relevancy and understandability and reliability of their performance measures. Implemented in October 2017, were changes to this performance measure and its protocol for flu season that had not begun. For the performance measure, the deals of tracking the percentage of employees receiving influenza vaccinations, changes were made to improve the relevance of the expanding the target population to include building tenants and contractors. Changes to increase understandability by adding tenants and contractors to the title of the performance measure and stating that people with medical exemptions are excluded from the measure, and to improve consistency and reliability. A written protocol to document the calculation method and outline the quality assurance process to review a calculation so this ensures is the same was developed. To view the full audit report visit: http://kcmo.gov/cityauditor and click report. [00:40:14] Lastly, we will document the [00:40:16] change in methodology for this [00:40:16] year from previous years since [00:40:18] we did include additional [00:40:19] people in the measure.
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 4. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
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