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Request for Committee Action

A briefing memo explaining the purpose, background, and impact of the requested action.
Minnesota Department of Health grant for the Safer Sex Intervention Project/PREP (RCA-2021-00322)

To Committee(s)
# Committee Name Meeting Date
1 Public Health & Safety Committee Mar 18, 2021
Lead Staff:
Josh Schaffer - Manager, Health Administration x2088
Presented By:
Barbara Kyle - Manager, School Based Clinic
Action Item(s)
# File Type Subcategory Item Description
1 Action Grant

Accepting a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, in the amount of $90,516, to implement the Safer Sex Intervention (SSI) project.

2 Action Contract/Agreement

Authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Health for the grant.

3 Resolution Appropriation

Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Health Department.

Ward / Neighborhood / Address
# Ward Neighborhood Address
1. All Wards
Background Analysis

The Health Department is requesting the City Council approve acceptance of a $90,516 Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) grant from the Minnesota Department of Health to implement sexual health programming, including the Safer Sex Intervention (SSI) Project at the Health Department’s School Based Clinics. The project will be implemented in Edison High School, Washburn High School, Southwest High School and Longfellow Alternative High School for female-identified students, per program requirements, between the ages of 14-19 with a priority on supporting youth of color, American Indian youth, LGBTQ youth, pregnant and parenting teens, and youth from an alternative learning center. Through the SSI program, we will provide evidence-based sexual health information to teens to promote behaviors that reduce risk of STI and unplanned pregnancy, including consistent use of condoms and birth control methods, healthy relationships, and consent. We will also provide broader health education to teens of all genders at these four high school locations through virtual classroom education, social media, and in-person outreach activities, when possible based on Covid-19 conditions. We have recieved this funding for five years. The current funding cycle is October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022.