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File #: 22-2346    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/30/2022 In control: Office of Community Care
On agenda: 11/9/2022 Final action:
Title: A resolution authorizing approval of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Dallas and Dallas County, approved as to form by the City Attorney, for Parkland Health & Hospital System to implement a universal Newborn Nurse Home Visit Program as seen in Exhibit A, with matching funds to be provided by Dallas County - Not to exceed $2,000,000.00 - Financing: Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Exhibit A, 3. Exhibit B
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Workforce, Education, & Equity
AGENDA DATE: November 9, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Office of Community Care
EXECUTIVE: M. Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira
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A resolution authorizing approval of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Dallas and Dallas County, approved as to form by the City Attorney, for Parkland Health & Hospital System to implement a universal Newborn Nurse Home Visit Program as seen in Exhibit A, with matching funds to be provided by Dallas County - Not to exceed $2,000,000.00 - Financing: Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

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BACKGROUND


The Novel Coronavirus Disease ("COVID-19") pandemic and its resulting economic impacts have put a strain on health outcomes for many families in Dallas. The time after a baby's birth is especially vulnerable for every family; research on one program has demonstrated that up to 94% of families have at least one nurse-identified risk or need postpartum, yet there is no organized system of care to support families with newborns and children 0-5. Until a child enters school, families must navigate a complex landscape of disconnected services to survive and thrive. While there are programs, there is no universal touch point, no ability to triage family needs, and no alignment of resources or care that connects families to the right resources at the right time.

Universal newborn nurse home visiting can change this for families. One example of a program is called Family Connects. Family Connects is a population-level approach that coordinates care and aligns resources with a simple, evidenced-based strategy: a postpartum, nurse home-visit available to every family with newborns ages 2 to 12 weeks (and provides up to 3 home visits). Nurse home visits are offered to all families in a community to assess family health and well-being at about three weeks postpartum. The touch point is l...

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