National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; Notice of Meeting, 52335-52336 [E6-14587]

Download as PDF 52335 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 5, 2006 / Notices colorectal cancer deaths. Screening is beneficial for: (1) Detection and removal of precancerous polyps, resulting in patients recovering without progression to a diagnosis of cancer, and (2) early detection of CRC for more effective treatment and improved survival. Regular CRC screening is recommended for people aged 50 years and older. Many screening tests are widely available and screening has been shown to be effective in reducing CRC mortality. Despite this demonstrated effectiveness, CRC screening remains low. Some reasons attributed to the low screening rates include limited public awareness of CRC and the benefits of screening, failure of health care providers to recommend screening to patients, and inefficient surveillance and support systems in many health care settings. The purpose of this one-time study is to evaluate and understand the effect of a multi-component intervention on CRC screening rates in primary care clinics. The study will also examine the effects of the intervention conditions on behavioral outcomes (e.g., clinicianpatient discussions about CRC screening) and on attitudes, beliefs, opinions, and social influence surrounding CRC screening among patients. The target population includes average-risk patients aged 50–80 years, clinicians, and clinic support staff within the primary care clinics in two managed care organizations (MCOs). There are three tasks in this study. In Task 1, 140 primary care clinicians will complete a survey assessing demographics, opinions about preventive services, CRC screening training and practices, satisfaction with CRC screening, and CRC screening beliefs, facilitators, and barriers. The survey will be administered to primary care clinicians post-intervention. In Task 2, 140 clinic support staff will No. of respondents Respondents complete a survey assessing demographics, work-related responsibilities, opinions about preventive services, CRC training and practices, satisfaction with CRC screening, and CRC screening beliefs, facilitators and barriers. The survey will be administered to clinic support staff post intervention. In Task 3, clinic patients will complete a survey assessing demographics, health status, receipt of previous CRC screening and other preventive services, knowledge and opinions about CRC and CRC screening, and social support. The survey will be administered to 3307 patients pre-intervention and 3307 patients post-intervention. Of these, 972 patients will receive both the pre- and post-intervention survey. There are no costs to respondents except their time to participate in the survey. Estimated Annualized Burden Hours No. of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (hours) Clinicians .......................................................................................................... Clinic Support Staff .......................................................................................... Patients surveyed only at baseline .................................................................. Patients surveyed at baseline and follow-up ................................................... Patients surveyed only at follow-up ................................................................. 140 140 2335 972 2335 1 1 1 2 1 30/60 25/60 20/60 20/60 20/60 70 58 788 648 788 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 2352 Dated: August 28, 2006. Joan F. Karr, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–14622 Filed 9–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; Notice of Meeting sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given that the following committee will convene its fifty-second meeting. Name: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Dates and Times: September 28, 2006, 2 p.m.–5:30 p.m.; September 29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; September 30, 2006, 9 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. Place: Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota, 501 N. Columbia Rd., Grand VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Sep 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 Forks, North Dakota 58203; Holiday Inn Grand Forks, 1210 N 43rd Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58203; Spirit Lake Casino and Resort, 7889 Highway 57, St. Michael, North Dakota 58370, Phone: 701– 766–4747. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Purpose: The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary with respect to the delivery, research, development and administration of health and human services in rural areas. Agenda: Thursday afternoon, September 28, at 2 p.m., a press conference with be held with the Chairperson of the Committee, the Honorable David Beasley. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m., at the University of North Dakota, with opening remarks by the Honorable David Beasley. Introductions will be made by Mary Wakefield, Associate Dean for Rural Health and Director of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota and Charles Kupchella, President of the University of North Dakota. This will be followed by a brief history of North Dakota by Mike Jacobs (invited speaker), editor of the Grand Forks Herald, and an overview of rural health innovation by Bruce Gjovig with the Center for Innovation and Rural Technology Center. The next session will be PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 an overview of the Rural Assistance Center by Kristine Sande. The final session of the day will be a discussion on the purpose of the site visits and future agenda setting led by the Honorable David Beasley and Tom Morris, Committee Executive Secretary. The Thursday meeting will close at 5:30 p.m. Friday morning, September 29, at 8:30 a.m., the Committee will convene at the Holiday Inn Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The meeting will begin with an explanation of the day and an overview of the site visits. At 9 a.m., the Committee will break into subcommittee format for the site visits. At 9:15 a.m., the Medicare Advantage Subcommittee will depart for Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Also, at 9:15 a.m., the Head Start Subcommittee will depart for the Early Explorers Head Start Program in Devils Lake, North Dakota. The Substance Abuse Subcommittee will depart for the Center for Solutions, Towner County Medical Center in Cando, North Dakota, at 9:30 a.m. Transportation to these sites will not be provided. The Subcommittees will return to Spirit Lake Casino and Resort in St. Michael, North Dakota, for the remainder of the meeting. The Subcommittees will meet at 2:15 p.m. to discuss the site visits. The Committee of the whole will reconvene at 3:30 p.m. for a discussion of the 2007 report topics. The Friday meeting will close at 4:30 p.m. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 52336 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 5, 2006 / Notices The final session will be convened Saturday morning, September 30, at 9 a.m. The Committee will review the discussion of the 2007 Workplan, have updates on the Subcommittee site visits and discuss the letter to the Secretary. The meeting will be adjourned at 10:30 a.m. For Further Information Contact: Anyone requiring information regarding the Committee should contact Tom Morris, M.P.A., Executive Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 9A–55, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone (301) 443–0835, Fax (301) 443–2803. Persons interested in attending any portion of the meeting should contact Michele PrayGibson, Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Telephone (301) 443–0835. The Committee meeting agenda will be posted on ORHP’s Web site http:// www.ruralhealth.hrsa.gov. Dated: August 28, 2006. Cheryl R. Dammons, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E6–14587 Filed 9–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications addresses, will become part of the official administrative record and may be made available to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Endangered Species Division, (505) 248–6920. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Permit No. TE–038050 Applicant: Trevor Hare, Tucson, Arizona. Applicant requests an amendment to an existing permit to conduct presence/ absence surveys and enhance propagation for Gila Chub (Gila intermedia) within Arizona. Permit No. TE–794593 Applicant: Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, Texas. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 5, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52335-52336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14587]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; 
Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given that the 
following committee will convene its fifty-second meeting.

    Name: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human 
Services.
    Dates and Times: September 28, 2006, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; September 
29, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; September 30, 2006, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Place: Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota, 501 
N. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, North Dakota 58203; Holiday Inn Grand 
Forks, 1210 N 43rd Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58203; Spirit 
Lake Casino and Resort, 7889 Highway 57, St. Michael, North Dakota 
58370, Phone: 701-766-4747.
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public.
    Purpose: The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and 
Human Services provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary 
with respect to the delivery, research, development and 
administration of health and human services in rural areas.
    Agenda: Thursday afternoon, September 28, at 2 p.m., a press 
conference with be held with the Chairperson of the Committee, the 
Honorable David Beasley. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m., at the 
University of North Dakota, with opening remarks by the Honorable 
David Beasley. Introductions will be made by Mary Wakefield, 
Associate Dean for Rural Health and Director of the Center for Rural 
Health at the University of North Dakota and Charles Kupchella, 
President of the University of North Dakota. This will be followed 
by a brief history of North Dakota by Mike Jacobs (invited speaker), 
editor of the Grand Forks Herald, and an overview of rural health 
innovation by Bruce Gjovig with the Center for Innovation and Rural 
Technology Center. The next session will be an overview of the Rural 
Assistance Center by Kristine Sande. The final session of the day 
will be a discussion on the purpose of the site visits and future 
agenda setting led by the Honorable David Beasley and Tom Morris, 
Committee Executive Secretary. The Thursday meeting will close at 
5:30 p.m.
    Friday morning, September 29, at 8:30 a.m., the Committee will 
convene at the Holiday Inn Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota. 
The meeting will begin with an explanation of the day and an 
overview of the site visits. At 9 a.m., the Committee will break 
into subcommittee format for the site visits. At 9:15 a.m., the 
Medicare Advantage Subcommittee will depart for Mercy Hospital in 
Devils Lake, North Dakota. Also, at 9:15 a.m., the Head Start 
Subcommittee will depart for the Early Explorers Head Start Program 
in Devils Lake, North Dakota. The Substance Abuse Subcommittee will 
depart for the Center for Solutions, Towner County Medical Center in 
Cando, North Dakota, at 9:30 a.m. Transportation to these sites will 
not be provided. The Subcommittees will return to Spirit Lake Casino 
and Resort in St. Michael, North Dakota, for the remainder of the 
meeting. The Subcommittees will meet at 2:15 p.m. to discuss the 
site visits. The Committee of the whole will reconvene at 3:30 p.m. 
for a discussion of the 2007 report topics. The Friday meeting will 
close at 4:30 p.m.

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    The final session will be convened Saturday morning, September 
30, at 9 a.m. The Committee will review the discussion of the 2007 
Workplan, have updates on the Subcommittee site visits and discuss 
the letter to the Secretary. The meeting will be adjourned at 10:30 
a.m.
    For Further Information Contact: Anyone requiring information 
regarding the Committee should contact Tom Morris, M.P.A., Executive 
Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human 
Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn 
Building, Room 9A-55, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 
Telephone (301) 443-0835, Fax (301) 443-2803.
    Persons interested in attending any portion of the meeting 
should contact Michele Pray-Gibson, Office of Rural Health Policy 
(ORHP), Telephone (301) 443-0835. The Committee meeting agenda will 
be posted on ORHP's Web site http://www.ruralhealth.hrsa.gov.

    Dated: August 28, 2006.
Cheryl R. Dammons,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
 [FR Doc. E6-14587 Filed 9-1-06; 8:45 am]
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