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Last Published: 7/20/2016 1:44:47 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ALISSIA CANADY
Present:3 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, QUINTON LUCAS, HEATHER HALL
 

160466
Accepting and approving a $1,924,668.00 amendment to the one-year grant award agreement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide additional funding for the Ryan White Part A and Minority AIDS Initiative services.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Frank Thompson, Manager HIV Services for the Kansas City Health Department testified that the purpose of this contract is to ensure that all residents living with HIV/AIDS within the 11 county Kansas City Transitional Grant Area (KC-TGA) have access to medical care and support services. This area consist of Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Platte, Lafayette, and Ray counties in MO and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte counties in KS. Using these funds, the KC-TGA Ryan White Continuum of Care provided HIV/AIDS services for 2,176 unduplicated clients during the period from March 2014 to February 2015 (FY14). Direct services were provided by six different agencies (Good Samaritan Project, Guadalupe Center, Kansas City CARE Clinic, Truman Medical Center, the University of Kansas Hospital and Healthcare Strategic Initiatives -HSI). This comprehensive system of care is monitored for the quality, programatic and fiscal integrity by the Kansas City Missouri Health Department, HIV Services Program. Ryan White funding is appropriated annually by Congress. The awards for Part A are split into formula and supplemental funds. Formula funds are awarded based on the number of persons living with HIV/AIDS . Supplemental funds are awarded based on demonstrated need and quality of local plans in the annual application. The KC-TGA has received Part A Ryan White funding for 21 years.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160467
Accepting and approving two one-year contracts in the amounts of $60,000.00 and $114,000.00 with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for children with special health care needs.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Bernie Rogers, RN Case Manager, and Aaron Neift, Second Service Program Coordinator with the Kansas City Health Department testified this funding from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services funds is for the coordination of services for children with special health care needs who live in the following counties: Atchison, Nodaway, Worth, Harrison, Gentry, Holt, Andrew, Dekalb, Davies, Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Jackson, Ray, Clay, Platte, and Cass. The purpose of the contract amendment is to provide services for children who are at increased risk of chronic, physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions; and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. The child must qualify medically, and the family must meet income guidelines. Both amendments allow the department to fund two full-time case managers.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160465
Estimating and appropriating $27,768.00 to the Governmental Grants Fund; accepting and approving a $27,768.00 grant from the Rand Corporation to integrate and improve data sources and care coordination for housing assistance in Kansas City; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jamie Shank, Manager of HIV Quality Housing services gave testimony on behalf of the ordinance. The purpose of this contract is to improve HIV medical outcomes for residents living with HIV/AIDS within the 11 county Kansas City Transitional Grant Area (KC-TGA). This area consist of Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Platte, Lafayette, and Ray counties in MO and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte counties in KS. These funds will be used to develop a data integration process for the HIV care database (SCOUT) and the housing assistance database (MAACLink). This data integration will provide data focused on improving HIV medical outcomes for Persons Living WIth HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who are receiving housing assistance under the existing Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS grant. KCHD will partner with Mid-America Assistance Coalition (MAAC) and NextGen Inc. to execute the deliverable under this contract. This is a two and a half year project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration through a Coordination and Technical Assistance agreement with the RAND Corporation.. The KCMO Health Department's HIV Services Program was selected as one of 4 awardees from 8 finalist and over 20 applicants.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0
 
 1. Sergeant William Brown will be giving a presentation on the Kansas City, Missouri Police Departments K-9 Unit.
 
 Sergeant William Brown and Captain Shawn Nichols, KCMO Police Department K9 unit gave a stat update from 2015 to YTD. In the year 2015 K9 unit received a total of 2,179 service calls, 52 drug recoveries, 104 building search, 211 article searches, 515 drug searches, deployed calls 907, training hours 3,788, arrest with K9 305, and 78 public demonstrations. Stats for YTD 2016 are 285 service calls, 8 drug recoveries, 10 building searches, 19 article searches, 30 drug searches, 74 deployed calls, 440 training hours, arrest with K9 28, and 25 public demonstrations. Sergeant Brown testified that K9 unit has a staff of 12 for the entire Kansas City metro area.
 
 2. Staff from Kansas City Fire Department will give an update on Response Time Report and EMS Collections.
 
 Chief Chuck Zang, Division Chief, KCFD reported that over the last three or four months they had a decline month to month on the percentile of compliance. However, we are above last years percentages still so far this year. May 2015, total calls into the communications center was 10,223. That is averaging 330 calls per day. For May 2016, we had 11,400 dispatched calls in the center which is almost 369 calls per day. Our activity is increasing from last year. For us to still be higher percent compliant on the ems because ems calls are increasing. Our field staff has not changed so we are meeting the goal. As far as total ems calls, it was 8039. Of those considered emergency calls, it was 7166. The life-threatening, which is what the monthly, report is that we put out covers 1018. This month, we only had nine that did not meet the nine minute response goal that we had to have emergency transport to the hospital.
 
 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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