Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group, 54557-54558 [05-18389]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Notices Dated: September 3, 2005. Robert E. Polson, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–18287 Filed 9–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4151–17–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: OS–0990–New] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency: Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. 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Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 60 days of this notice directly to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer designated at the following address: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Budget, Technology, and Finance, Office of Information and Resource Management, Attention: Naomi Cook (0990–New), Room 531–H, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington DC 20201. Dated: September 6, 2005. Robert E. Polson, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–18288 Filed 9–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–33–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces meetings of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act. DATES: Business meetings of the Working Group will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, September 22, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A public meeting with invited speakers will take place on Friday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This meeting will focus on Oregon’s experience in engaging the public in developing health care policy. ADDRESSES: Events for all three days will take place in the Portland City Hall, 1221 SW. 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. The Working Group business meetings on both Wednesday and Thursday will take place in the Rose PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54557 Room. Friday’s meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers. All meetings are open to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caroline Taplin, Citizens’ Health Care Working Group, at (301) 443–1514 or ctaplin@ahrq.gov. If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Innis, Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Program Support Center, on (301) 443– 1144. The agendas for these three Working Group meetings are available on the Citizens’ Working Group Web site, http://www.citizenshealthcare.gov. Also available at that site is a roster of Working Group members. When transcriptions of the Group’s September meetins are completed, they will also be available on the Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1014 of Pub. L. 108–173, (known as the Medicare Modernization Act) directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to establish a Citizens’ Health Care Working Group (Citizen Group). This statutory provision, codified at 42 U.S.C. 299n., directs the Working Group to: (1) Identify options for changing our health care system so that every American has the ability to obtain quality, affordable health care coverage; (2) provide for a nationwide public debate about improving the health care system; and (3) submit its recommendations to the President and the Congress. The Citizens’ Health Care Working Group is composed of 15 members: the Secretary of DHHS is designated as a member by the statute and the Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was directed to name the remaining 14 members whose appointments were announced on February 28, 2005. Working Group Meeting Agendas The Working Group business meetings on September 21 and 22 will be devoted to ongoing Working Group business. Topics to be addressed are expected to include: reports from Working Group Committees, plans for release of the required Report to the American people, and plans for community meetings and other activities to engage the public. At the public meeting on September 23, invited speakers will discuss Oregon’s experiences in engaging the public in discussions of health policy. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 54558 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Notices Submission of Written Information In general, individuals or organizations wishing to provide written information for consideration by the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group should submit information electronically to citizenshealth@ahrq.gov. The Working Group invites submissions on those topics to be addressed at the Working Group business meetings listed above. Since all electronic submissions will be posted on the Working Group web site, separate submissions by topic will facilitate review of ideas submitted on each topic by the Working Group and the public. Dated: September 1, 2005. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 05–18389 Filed 9–13–05; 9:47 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Notice of Meetings In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces meetings of scientific peer review groups. The subcommittees listed below are part of the Agency’s Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. The subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. These discussions are likely to involve information concerning individuals associated with the applications, including assessments of their personal qualifications to conduct their proposed projects. This information is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the above-cited statutes. 1. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Research Training. Date: September 22–23, 2005 (Open from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on September 22 and closed for remainder of the meeting). 2. Name of Subcommittee: Health Research Dissemination and Implementation. Date: October 20–21, 2005 (Open from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on October 21 and closed for remainder of the meeting). VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:03 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 3. Name of Subcommittee: Health Systems Research. Date: October 20–21, 2005 (Open from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on October 21 and closed for remainder of the meeting). 4. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Technology and Decision Sciences. Date: October 27–28, 2005 (Open from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on October 27 and closed for remainder of the meeting). 5. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Research. Date: October 27–28, 2005 (Open 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on October 27 and closed for remainder of the meeting). All the meetings above will take place at: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, John Eisenberg Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members, agenda or minutes of the nonconfidential portions of the meetings should contact Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, Maryland 20850, Telephone (301) 427– 1554. Agenda items for these meetings are subject to change as priorities dictate. Dated: September 1, 2005. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 05–18388 Filed 9–13–05; 9:47 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Program Announcement 04065– Supplement] Increasing Teen Driving Safety A. Purpose The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the intent to fund fiscal year (FY) 2005 supplemental funds for a cooperative agreement program to provide support and assistance to the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), for the development and implementation of an intervention to encourage teen driver compliance with (and parental endorsement of) Graduated Driver Licensing restrictions on drivers who have an intermediate license—the group for which crash risk is highest among all drivers. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Eligible Applicant Assistance will be provided to SAVIR. SAVIR is being targeted because they are uniquely qualified to carry out this activity. This assistance will be delivered as a supplement to Program Announcement 04065. SAVIR was the only recipient of this award and the current supplement is consistent with the scope of the original announcement. Dr. Robert Foss, the Principal Investigator, is a leading expert in the field of Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) interventions and has recently conducted a similar study using the same methodology. Currently, no other individual is in a position to conduct and evaluate an enhanced enforcement intervention, which requires the development of specific materials on local GDL laws to inform police officers, teens, and families about the requirements and penalties for GDL infractions. Dr. Foss has already developed these tools and training methods. The time it would take for another investigator to accrue the knowledge required for this task and set up an intervention and evaluation plan would set the date of completion back considerably and possibly derail the project. This work is critical to supporting the research agenda and CDC’s mission to reduce fatalities and injuries to teens from motor vehicle crashes. This activity is also instrumental in carrying forward the research-related goals of the Adolescent Trailblazer team. C. Funding Approximately $231,000 is available in FY 2005 to fund this award. It is expected that the award will begin on October 1, 2005 and will be made for a 12-month budget period with a project period of up to two years. Funding estimates may change. D. Where To Obtain Additional Information For general comments or questions about this announcement contact: Technical Information Management Section, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341–4146, Telephone—770–488– 2700. For technical questions about this program, contact: Arlene Greenspan, Project Officer, CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 4770 Buford Highway NE., Mailstop K–63, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone—770– 488–1279, fax—770–488–1317, e-mail— aig0@cdc.gov. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 178 (Thursday, September 15, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54557-54558]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18389]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, this notice announces meetings of the Citizens' Health 
Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the 
Medicare Modernization Act.

DATES: Business meetings of the Working Group will be held on 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, 
September 22, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A public meeting with 
invited speakers will take place on Friday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 
2:30 p.m. This meeting will focus on Oregon's experience in engaging 
the public in developing health care policy.

ADDRESSES: Events for all three days will take place in the Portland 
City Hall, 1221 SW. 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. The Working 
Group business meetings on both Wednesday and Thursday will take place 
in the Rose Room. Friday's meeting will take place in the City Council 
Chambers.
    All meetings are open to the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caroline Taplin, Citizens' Health Care 
Working Group, at (301) 443-1514 or ctaplin@ahrq.gov. If sign language 
interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is 
needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Innis, Director, Office of Equal 
Employment Opportunity Program, Program Support Center, on (301) 443-
1144.
    The agendas for these three Working Group meetings are available on 
the Citizens' Working Group Web site, http://
www.citizenshealthcare.gov. Also available at that site is a roster of 
Working Group members. When transcriptions of the Group's September 
meetins are completed, they will also be available on the Web site.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1014 of Pub. L. 108-173, (known as 
the Medicare Modernization Act) directs the Secretary of the Department 
of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality, to establish a Citizens' Health Care 
Working Group (Citizen Group). This statutory provision, codified at 42 
U.S.C. 299n., directs the Working Group to: (1) Identify options for 
changing our health care system so that every American has the ability 
to obtain quality, affordable health care coverage; (2) provide for a 
nationwide public debate about improving the health care system; and 
(3) submit its recommendations to the President and the Congress.
    The Citizens' Health Care Working Group is composed of 15 members: 
the Secretary of DHHS is designated as a member by the statute and the 
Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
was directed to name the remaining 14 members whose appointments were 
announced on February 28, 2005.[FEDREG][VOL]*[/VOL][NO]*[/NO][DATE]*[/
DATE][NOTICES][NOTICE][PREAMB][AGENCY]*[/AGENCY][SUBJECT]*[/SUBJECT]

Working Group Meeting Agendas

    The Working Group business meetings on September 21 and 22 will be 
devoted to ongoing Working Group business. Topics to be addressed are 
expected to include: reports from Working Group Committees, plans for 
release of the required Report to the American people, and plans for 
community meetings and other activities to engage the public.
    At the public meeting on September 23, invited speakers will 
discuss Oregon's experiences in engaging the public in discussions of 
health policy.

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Submission of Written Information

    In general, individuals or organizations wishing to provide written 
information for consideration by the Citizens' Health Care Working 
Group should submit information electronically to 
citizenshealth@ahrq.gov. The Working Group invites submissions on those 
topics to be addressed at the Working Group business meetings listed 
above. Since all electronic submissions will be posted on the Working 
Group web site, separate submissions by topic will facilitate review of 
ideas submitted on each topic by the Working Group and the public.

    Dated: September 1, 2005.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 05-18389 Filed 9-13-05; 9:47 am]
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