Syphilis Prevention Services Among Women
CSFA Number: 482-00-2246
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Luke Giacomini
217-782-6031
luke.giacomini@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Illinois Department of Public Health shall fund Cook County Department of Public Health to support syphilis prevention and containment activities, in Cook County, excluding the City of Chicago for a three-year period (36 months) starting July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

This grant opportunity shall help Illinois Department of Public Health STD Section (ISS) accomplish the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Strengthening STI Prevention and Control for Health Departments (STI PCHD) grant objectives and activities.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
N/A
Objectives and Goals
DELIVERABLES:
Agency shall deliver the following in the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) jurisdiction, excluding the city of Chicago:


1. Provide syphilis prevention services predominantly among women with the highest priority towards pregnant women and women of reproductive age.

2. Provide counseling, partner services, risk assessment, sex partner referral, and culturally competent syphilis prevention. These services will be provided to individuals diagnosed with early syphilis and who are residents within the Cook County Department of Public Health’s jurisdiction. Services will be provided by a trained Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) who has completed a Department approved STD counselor training.

3. Provide DIS counseling, partner services, risk assessment, and sex partner referral for at least 80% of female residents between the ages of 15 and 44 residing within CCDPH’s jurisdiction reported with syphilis.

4. Ensure females between 15 and 44 years of age residing within CCDPH jurisdiction have pregnancy status reported by at least 5% above baseline (2018 baseline for CCDPH: 24 cases out of 32 cases where pregnancy status was known and reported).

5. Provide assistance with linkage to healthcare/prevention care for at least 80% of females with syphilis residing within CCDPH’s jurisdiction who currently are without those resources.

6. Provide technical assistance to heath care providers and community organizations including but not limited to; initiating, reviewing and transmitting mandatory STD case reports to Cook County Department of Public Health.

7. Promote syphilis prevention and treatment services according to CDC guidelines.

8. Monitor and report cases of syphilis as required by law.

9. Respond to syphilis incidence and prevalence trends and outbreaks as reported by ISS.

10. Develop and utilize targeted approaches that result in programmatic improvement, within their agency, that impact communities with high morbidity.

11. Provide an STD Monthly DIS Activity Report (See attached template).

12. Provide ISS with Cook County Department of Public Health’s standard operating procedure document for the agency’s STD program by the end of first grant year.

Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
The Illinois Department of Public Health shall fund Cook County Department of Public Health to support syphilis prevention and containment activities, in Cook County, excluding the city of Chicago for a three-year period (36 months) Starting July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2022.

This grant opportunity shall help Illinois Department of Public Health STD Section (ISS) accomplish the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Strengthening STI Prevention and Control for Health Departments (STI PCHD) grant objectives and activities.
Eligibility Requirements
Only the Cook County Department of Public Health shall be able to apply for this grant
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
This is a noncompetitive grant to Cook County Department of Public Health funded by the Preventive Health Services Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Grants (CDC-RFA-PS19-1901). Required Strategy Areas to Conduct Surveillance, Conduct Disease Investigation and Intervention and Promote CDC-recommended Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment. The funded agency, Cook County Department of Public Health, has been determined by area of incidence and target population as outlined in the Federal grant award.

Applicant shall demonstrate ability to execute the grant project according to project requirements, including appropriate targeted audience and expected outcomes.

Applicant shall provide at minimum one objective and activity, in the grant application work plan, for each deliverable specified in Part A of this form.

Applicant shall provide a grant project Budget in which costs are allocable, reasonable, and appropriate. Details and associated narratives for all grant costs are required to be included within the grant application budget framework.

Applicant shall receive a notice of awarded upon completion of an approved application and budget as determined by Illinois Department of Public Health.
Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
N/A
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
N/A
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $112,500
FY 2020 : $75,000
FY 2021 : $75,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
None