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File #: 49547    Version: 1 Name: Amend PHMDC Budget to Hire PH Specialist
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/13/2017 In control: BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
On agenda: 12/5/2017 Final action: 12/5/2017
Enactment date: 12/11/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00929
Title: Amending Public Health Madison and Dane County’s 2018 Budget to add a 1.0 FTE Public Health Specialist
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair, Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends the 2018 Public Health Adopted Operating Budget by adding 1.0 FTE Public Health Specialist position. The 2018 Public Health Operating Budget adopted by the Common Council on November 13, 2017 includes $165,121 for the 2017-2018 MCH Block Grant. There is sufficient grant funding in Salaries and Benefits for the new Public Health Specialist position, however the Department anticipated using interns instead of hiring a full time position so the FTE was not added.
Amending Public Health Madison and Dane County’s 2018 Budget to add a 1.0 FTE Public Health Specialist


The Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program is the nation’s oldest federal-state partnership. It aims to improve the health and well-being of women (particularly mothers) and children. Two of the goals of the Program are to reduce infant mortality and increase access to comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care for women, especially low-income and at-risk pregnant women. Following a state-driven needs assessment, Wisconsin’s identified program priority areas funded by the Block Grant include engaging in healthy behaviors and implementing health equity-increasing strategies. At the PHMDC level, this has translated into a specific focus on breastfeeding, as well as a systems-level approach aimed at increasing community engagement in Maternal and Child Health-funded activities.

WHEREAS Public Health-Madison and Dane County is a local City of Madison health department statutorily required to monitor access to medical and dental services; and

WHEREAS Public Health has determined that Objective 1 of the 2017-2018 MCH Block Grant is aligned with health department, city and county goals of improving community engagement and working to reduce inequities via the health promotion and policy development activities that support breastfeeding; and

WHEREAS Public Health staff has determined that building additional capacity as s...

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