April 25 — Kings County Board of Supervisors
Documented by Josef Sibala
According to the staff report, the goal of the Kings County Health Equity Advisory Panel is to address COVID-19 related health disparities and advance health equity by building infrastructure to support it.
The agreement amount is $100,000 and will fund four part-time staff positions and operating expenses through the Health Grants budget.
As part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Act of 2021, the CDC awarded the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) a portion of the National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved grant. CDPH subsequently awarded $421,620 to the Kings County Department of Public Health (KCD).
Up next: The Kings County Board of Supervisors will meet again on May 2.